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thrust  audio  (thrst) KEY 

VERB:
thrust, thrust·ing, thrusts
VERB:
tr.
  1. To push or drive quickly and forcibly. See Synonyms at push.
  2. To issue or extend: poplars thrusting their branches upward; thrust out his finger.
  3. To force into a specified condition or situation: She thrust herself through the crowd. He was thrust into a position of awesome responsibility.
  4. To include or interpolate improperly.
  5. To force on an unwilling or improper recipient: "Some have greatness thrust upon them" (Shakespeare).
  6. Archaic To stab; pierce.
VERB:
intr.
  1. To shove something into or at something else; push.
  2. To pierce or stab with or as if with a pointed weapon.
  3. To force one's way.
NOUN:
  1. A forceful shove or push.
    1. A driving force or pressure.
    2. The forward-directed force developed in a jet or rocket engine as a reaction to the high-velocity rearward ejection of exhaust gases.
  2. A piercing movement made with or as if with a pointed weapon; a stab.
  3. The essence; the point: The whole thrust of the project was to make money.
  4. Architecture Outward or lateral stress in a structure, as that exerted by an arch or vault.
  5. An attack or assault, especially by an armed force.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English thrusten, from Old Norse thrsta; see treud- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
thruster(Noun), thrustful(Adjective)


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