Definition of thrusting in English:


Syllabification: thrust·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈTHrəstiNG


  • 1The motion of pushing or lunging suddenly or violently.
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    • His muscles were much softer and his involuntary limb thrusting was reduced by about 50%.
    • During intercourse the effect of repeated thrusting would be to draw out and displace foreign semen away from the cervix.
    • Having recovered from the headbutt, it was followed up by an immediate thrusting of the defendant's hand into his face.
  • 1.1 Geology The pushing upward of the earth’s crust.
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    • This has resulted in folding and thrusting of the Indian crust in the Himalayas and southern Tibet.
    • In many cases, this foliation formed during thrusting of the nappes onto each other.
    • Silurian folding and thrusting, associated with sinistral strike-slip, produced foreland basins in the western Appalachians.

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