[ thruhst ]
/ θrʌst /

verb (used with object), thrust, thrust·ing.

verb (used without object), thrust, thrust·ing.


Origin of thrust

1125–75; Middle English thrusten, thrysten (v.) < Old Norse thrȳsta to thrust, force, press

Related forms

coun·ter·thrust, nounpre·thrust, noun, verb (used with object), pre·thrust, pre·thrust·ing.un·thrust, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for thrust


/ (θrʌst) /

verb thrusts, thrusting or thrust


Word Origin for thrust

C12: from Old Norse thrysta; related to Latin trūdere; see intrude
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Science definitions for thrust


[ thrŭst ]

The force that propels an object in a given direction, especially when generated by the object itself, as by an engine or rocket.
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