verb (used with object), thrust, thrusting.
to push forcibly; shove; put or drive with force:
He thrust his way through the crowd. She thrust a dagger into his back.
to put boldly forth or impose acceptance of:
to thrust oneself into a conversation between others; to thrust a dollar into the waiter’s hand.
to extend; present:
He thrust his fist in front of my face.
Archaic. to stab or pierce, as with a sword:
She thrust his back with a dagger.
verb (used without object), thrust, thrusting.
to push against something.
to push or force one’s way, as against obstacles or through a crowd.
to make a thrust, lunge, or stab at something.
an act or instance of thrusting; a forcible push or shove; lunge or stab.
a lunge or stab, as with a sword.
Mechanics. a linear reactive force exerted by a propeller, propulsive gases, etc., to propel a ship, aircraft, etc.
Geology. a compressive strain in the crust of the earth that, in its most characteristic development, produces reverse or thrust faults.
the main point, purpose, or essence:
The thrust of his speech was an urgent appeal for votes.
Machinery. a pushing force or pressure exerted by a thing or a part against a contiguous one.
Architecture. the downward and outward force exerted by an arch on each side.
an organized military attack; assault; offensive.
verb thrusts, thrusting, thrust
(transitive) to push (someone or something) with force or sudden strength: she thrust him away, she thrust it into the fire
(transitive) to force or impose upon (someone) or into (some condition or situation): they thrust extra responsibilities upon her, she was thrust into the limelight
(transitive) foll by through. to pierce; stab
(intransitive; usually foll by through or into) to force a passage or entrance
(intransitive) to push forwards, upwards, or outwards
(intransitive) foll by at. to make a stab or lunge at (a person or thing)
a forceful drive, push, stab, or lunge
a force, esp one that produces motion
a pressure that is exerted continuously by one part of an object, structure, etc, against another, esp the axial force by or on a shaft
(civil engineering) a force exerted in a downwards and outwards direction, as by an arch or rafter, or the horizontal force exerted by retained earth
force, impetus, or drive: a man with thrust and energy
the essential or most forceful part: the thrust of the argument
late 12c., from Old Norse þrysta “to thrust, force,” from Proto-Germanic *thrustijanan, perhaps from PIE *trud- “push, press” (see threat), but OED finds this derivation doubtful. The noun is recorded from 1510s; figurative sense of “principal theme, aim, point, purpose” is recorded from 1968.
The force that propels an object in a given direction, especially when generated by the object itself, as by an engine or rocket.
[koun-ter-top] /ˈkaʊn tərˌtɒp/ noun 1. a , as in a kitchen, especially when covered with a heat- and stain-resistant material. adjective 2. designed to fit or be used on a countertop: a countertop microwave oven. n. 1878, from counter (n.) + top (n.1).
countertraction coun·ter·trac·tion (koun’tər-trāk’shən) n. Traction used to offset or oppose another traction in the reduction of fractures. Also called counterextension.
[koun-ter-treyd] /ˈkaʊn tərˌtreɪd/ noun 1. , especially international , carried on for payment wholly or partially in goods instead of cash or credit. /ˈkaʊntəˌtreɪd/ noun 1. international trade in which payment is made in goods rather than currency verb (transitive) 2. to buy or sell goods by countertrade: countertrading weapons for coffee beans
[koun-ter-trans-fur-uh ns, -trans-fer-uh ns] /ˌkaʊn tər trænsˈfɜr əns, -ˈtræns fər əns/ noun, Psychoanalysis. 1. on the part of the analyst of repressed feelings aroused by the patient. countertransference coun·ter·trans·fer·ence (koun’tər-trāns-fûr’əns, -trāns’fər-) n. The surfacing of a psychotherapist’s own repressed feelings through identification with the emotions, experiences, or problems of a person undergoing treatment.