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Definition of thrust noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the thrust [singular] the main point of an argument, a policy, etc. The thrust of his argument was that change was needed.
  2. 2[countable] a sudden strong movement that pushes something or someone forward He killed her with a thrust of the knife.
  3. 3[uncountable] (technology) the force that is produced by an engine to push a plane, rocket, etc. forward
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