n 1: the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the
walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"
2: a thrusting blow with a knife [syn: stab
, knife thrust
3: the act of applying force to propel something; "after
reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off" [syn:
, driving force
4: verbal criticism; "he enlivened his editorials with barbed
thrusts at politicians"
5: a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with
a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with
his fist" [syn: jab
v 1: push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"
2: press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust
the letter into his hand" [syn: stuff
3: make a thrusting forward movement [syn: lunge
4: impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably;
"She forced her diet fads on him" [syn: force
5: penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument [syn: pierce
6: push upward; "The front of the trains that had collided
head-on thrust up into the air" [syn: push up