1. a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow) 3. push upward
Example : The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air
4. the act of applying force to propel something 5. a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument 6. the force used in pushing 7. impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably 8. penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument 9. place or put with great energy 10. make a thrusting forward movement 11. verbal criticism
Example : The paper enlivened their editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians.
12. push forcefully
Example : They thrust their chin forward.
13. force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock