verb (used with object), thrust, thrust·ing.
verb (used without object), thrust, thrust·ing.
Origin of thrust
Related formscoun·ter·thrust, nounpre·thrust, noun, verb (used with object), pre·thrust, pre·thrust·ing.un·thrust, adjective
Examples from the Web for counter-thrust
Their combined blocks were instantaneous in action; their counter-thrust was nearly so.The Galaxy Primes|Edward Elmer Smith
These flying buttresses provide a counter-thrust which partly annuls that of the vault.Amiens Before and During the War|Michelin & Cie
Amid such bouts of thrust and counter-thrust, the affair of Capt'n Davy and Mrs. Quiggin nevertheless made due progress.Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon|Hall Caine
Then came a counter-thrust, quickly followed by a counter parry, with no advantage to either.The Free Lances|Mayne Reid
Both outward thrust of expanding life and counter-thrust of threatened life are equally normal phenomena.The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy|Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
British Dictionary definitions for counter-thrust
verb thrusts, thrusting or thrust
- a propulsive force produced by the fluid pressure or the change of momentum of the fluid in a jet engine, rocket engine, etc
- a similar force produced by a propeller
- the compressive force in the earth's crust that produces recumbent folds and thrust or reverse faults
- See thrust fault