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 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
British Dictionary definitions for thrusting (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for thrusting (2 of 2)
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