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noun thrust pronunciation in British English /θrʌst/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a quick hard push

    one last thrust of the knife

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  2. 2
    [singular] the main idea or intention of something such as a document, speech, or policy
    thrust of:

    We welcome the general thrust of the Senator’s argument.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] physics the force that an engine produces to push something forwards


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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