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Nub vs. Thrust

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Nubverb

To push; to nudge; also, to beckon.

Thrustnoun

(fencing) An attack made by moving the sword parallel to its length and landing with the point.

‘Pierre was a master swordsman, and could parry the thrusts of lesser men with barely a thought.’;

Nubnoun

A jag, or snag; a knob; a protuberance; also, the point or gist, as of a story.

Thrustnoun

A push, stab, or lunge forward (the act thereof.)

‘The cutpurse tried to knock her satchel from her hands, but she avoided his thrust and yelled, "Thief!"’;

Nubnoun

a small lump or protuberance

Thrustnoun

The force generated by propulsion, as in a jet engine.

‘Spacecraft are engineering marvels, designed to resist the thrust of liftoff, as well as the reverse pressure of the void.’;

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Nubnoun

a small piece;

‘a nub of coal’; ‘a stub of a pencil’;

Thrustnoun

(figuratively) The primary effort; the goal.

‘Ostensibly, the class was about public health in general, but the main thrust was really sex education.’;

Nubnoun

the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;

‘the gist of the prosecutor's argument’; ‘the heart and soul of the Republican Party’; ‘the nub of the story’;

Thrustverb

(intransitive) To make advance with force.

‘We thrust at the enemy with our forces.’;

Thrustverb

(transitive) To force something upon someone.

‘I asked her not to thrust the responsibility on me.’;

Thrustverb

(transitive) To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.

‘He thrust his arm into the icy stream and grabbed a wriggling fish, astounding the observers.’;

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Thrustverb

(transitive) To push or drive with force; to shove.

‘to thrust anything with the hand or foot, or with an instrument’;

Thrustverb

(intransitive) To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.

Thrustverb

To stab; to pierce; usually with through.

Thrustnoun

Thrist.

Thrustnoun

A violent push or driving, as with a pointed weapon moved in the direction of its length, or with the hand or foot, or with any instrument; a stab; - a word much used as a term of fencing.

‘[Polites] Pyrrhus with his lance pursues,And often reaches, and his thrusts renews.’;

Thrustnoun

An attack; an assault.

‘One thrust at your pure, pretended mechanism.’;

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Thrustnoun

The force or pressure of one part of a construction against other parts; especially (Arch.), a horizontal or diagonal outward pressure, as of an arch against its abutments, or of rafters against the wall which support them.

Thrustnoun

The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight.

Thrustverb

To push or drive with force; to drive, force, or impel; to shove; as, to thrust anything with the hand or foot, or with an instrument.

‘Into a dungeon thrust, to work with slaves.’;

Thrustverb

To stab; to pierce; - usually with through.

Thrustverb

To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist.

Thrustverb

To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.

‘And thrust between my father and the god.’;

Thrustverb

To push forward; to come with force; to press on; to intrude.

‘As doth an eager houndThrust to an hind within some covert glade.’;

Thrustnoun

the force used in pushing;

‘the push of the water on the walls of the tank’; ‘the thrust of the jet engines’;

Thrustnoun

a thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument;

‘one strong stab to the heart killed him’;

Thrustnoun

the act of applying force to propel something;

‘after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off’;

Thrustnoun

verbal criticism;

‘he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians’;

Thrustnoun

a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow);

‘he warned me with a jab with his finger’; ‘he made a thrusting motion with his fist’;

Thrustverb

push forcefully;

‘He thrust his chin forward’;

Thrustverb

press or force;

‘Stuff money into an envelope’; ‘She thrust the letter into his hand’;

Thrustverb

make a thrusting forward movement

Thrustverb

impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably;

‘She forced her diet fads on him’;

Thrustverb

penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

Thrustverb

geology: thrust (molten rock) into pre-existing rock

Thrustverb

push upward;

‘The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air’;

Thrustverb

place or put with great energy;

‘She threw the blanket around the child’; ‘thrust the money in the hands of the beggar’;

Thrust

Thrust is a reaction force described quantitatively by Newton's third law. When a system expels or accelerates mass in one direction, the accelerated mass will cause a force of equal magnitude but opposite direction to be applied to that system.

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