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  • a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    • he warned me with a jab with his finger
    • he made a thrusting motion with his fist
  • verbal criticism
    • he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians
  • the act of applying force to propel something
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    • one strong stab to the heart killed him
  • the force used in pushing
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines
  • place or put with great energy
    • She threw the blanket around the child
    • thrust the money in the hands of the beggar
  • push upward
    • The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air
  • force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock
  • penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
  • impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
    • She forced her diet fads on him
  • make a thrusting forward movement
  • press or force
    • Stuff money into an envelope
    • She thrust the letter into his hand
  • push forcefully
    • He thrust his chin forward
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