thrust noun

1 strong push

ADJ. backward, downward, forward, upward | aggressive, fierce, powerful | knife The realization that she was gone was like a knife thrust. | pelvic

VERB + THRUST make The Third Army made an aggressive thrust towards the front line.

PHRASES ~ into a thrust into the unknown

2 the thrust: main part/ideas

ADJ. broad, central, general, main, major She explained the broad thrust of the party's policies. | dramatic, intellectual, narrative, political The dramatic thrust of the film centres around the conflict between the brothers.

VERB + THRUST direct He's going to direct the main thrust of his work towards reforming welfare policy.