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thrust

[ thruhst ]
/ θrʌst /
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verb (used with object), thrust, thrust·ing.

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

noun

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Origin of thrust

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

OTHER WORDS FROM thrust

coun·ter·thrust, nounpre·thrust, noun, verb (used with object), pre·thrust, pre·thrust·ing.un·thrust, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thrust

thrust
/ (θrʌst) /

verb thrusts, thrusting or thrust

noun

Word Origin for thrust

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

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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