Definition of 'thrust'
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He lost the thrust in the engines. Times, Sunday Times (2016)England will be thrust straight on to a competitive footing. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We've lost thrust in both engines. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Simply watching the string players' bowing arms thrusting away made me smile. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A Mormon, he is uncomfortable at being thrust into the limelight. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A smaller organisation with about 27,000 members, thrust into the limelight for its work representing steel workers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Was your life style sheltered or were you constantly thrust into the limelight? Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)The real thrust of this book is a call for a change in the drug laws. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Swing weight between legs up to head height using power thrusts from the hip. The Sun (2012)Some control will be lost and thrust but extra snap is added. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most women find thrusting away for ages rather boring. The Sun (2010)The rest were sore cut in their heads and thrust in the back. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)The performance actually occurs on a raised stage thrusting out from one end of the space. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This led to a lack of thrust from the engines and both sets of landing gear. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Officers said a large knife had been thrust into the man before he was dismembered. The Sun (2009)He was thrusting going forward and deserved his goal. The Sun (2008)It is difficult for young men as they get thrust in the limelight. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Here the lines often have a real swing and thrust. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Each character draws sympathy and thrusts it away. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Now he was to be thrust into one of the most physically exhausting jobs in government. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He lost the thrust in the engines. The Sun (2009)But it was her romance with the married footballer which last year thrust her back into the spotlight. The Sun (2012)With no indication of how fast the plane is flying the pilot risks applying too much jet thrust or too little. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Keep your arms straight then swing the weight between your legs up to head height using power thrusts from the hip. The Sun (2012)At the end of it, he will be thrust into a glaring spotlight. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If they applied extra thrust it could have tipped the plane out of control, tearing it apart in the turbulence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You can just see the mental process by which they work out how many squat thrusts it will take to work off each pillow of dough. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'thrust'
British English: thrust VERB
If you thrust something or someone somewhere, you push or move them there quickly with a lot of force.
They thrust him into the back of a jeep.
Definition of thrust from the Collins English Dictionary
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