a thrust in an upward direction.
a sudden and forceful upward movement, as of a nation's economy or the stock market: Market observers are hoping the upthrust can be sustained.
Geology. an upheaval.
to thrust upward: Frost caused the ground to upthrust.
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How to use upthrust in a sentence
Beneath them was a blur of whirling white; ahead was an upthrust mountain range upon which they were driving.Astounding Stories, May, 1931 | Various
The two men were still sitting on the logs and leaning lazily against upthrust boughs.The Young Trailers | Joseph A. Altsheler
Mr. Pennypacker leaned with an air of satisfaction against the upthrust bough of a fallen oak.The Young Trailers | Joseph A. Altsheler
At length a heavy, straight upthrust encountered no obstacle of bone, and the blade bit deep and deeper into living flesh.The Promise | James B. Hendryx
Huge stumps upthrust like beacons in a ruffled harbor, grim, massive butts.Big Timber | Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for upthrust
an upward push or thrust
geology a violent upheaval of the earth's surface
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