verb (used with object), thrust, thrust·ing.
verb (used without object), thrust, thrust·ing.
- thrupenny bit,
- thrust augmentation,
- thrust bearing,
- thrust fault,
- thrust stage,
Origin of thrust
Examples from the Web for thrusting
A century ago, miscalculation was greatly to blame for thrusting Europe into a conflagration.
Thrusting his 12-string guitar above his head, he unintentionally sent it ripping through the ceiling.Speed Read: 11 Most Shocking Moments From Pete Townshend’s ‘Who I Am’|Abby Haglage|October 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One could say the company is thrusting the terms “blue balls” and “cool balls” in our face.USA Today’s Ballsy Move Draws Attention to Newspaper’s Relaunch|Lauren Ashburn|September 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Like America at the turn of the century, a thrusting India today is a gold mine for a muckraking journalist.
So the giant picked them up and thrusting them in his pocket, again set off at a tremendous rate.The Magic Soap Bubble|David Cory
"How d'ye do, Mr. Selden," said Oliver in cordial tones, thrusting forth a strong brown hand.The Heritage of the Hills|Arthur P. Hankins
Thrusting the revolver in his pocket, he swiftly opened the door.An Oregon Girl|Alfred Ernest Rice
Next appeared a vast number of bright sword-blades, thrusting themselves up in the same way.Half a Hundred Hero Tales|Various
He could think of his friend whole-heartedly now, without a woman's thrusting her face between them.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
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
Word Origin for thrust
late 12c., from Old Norse þrysta "to thrust, force," from Proto-Germanic *thrustijanan, perhaps from PIE *trud- "push, press" (see threat), but OED finds this derivation doubtful. The noun is recorded from 1510s; figurative sense of "principal theme, aim, point, purpose" is recorded from 1968.