Thrust vs Overthrust - What's the difference?

thrust | overthrust |


As nouns the difference between thrust and overthrust

is that thrust is (fencing) an attack made by moving the sword parallel to its length and landing with the point while overthrust is (geology) a form of thrust fault from beneath a hanging wall of rock.

As a verb thrust

is (lb) to make advance with.

thrust

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (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.
  • 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!"
  • 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.
  • (figuratively) The primary effort; the goal.
  • Ostensibly, the class was about public health in general, but the main thrust was really sex education.

    Synonyms

    * (push, stab, or lunge forward ): break, dart, grab * (force generated by propulsion ): lift, push * (primary effort or goal ): focus, gist, point

    Verb

  • (lb) To make advance with .
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  • (lb) To something upon someone.
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  • (lb) To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.
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  • *:Three chairs of the steamer type, all maimed, comprised the furniture of this roof-garden, withon one of the copings a row of four red clay flower-pots filled with sun-baked dust from which gnarled and rusty stalks thrust themselves up like withered elfin limbs.
  • (lb) To push or drive with force; to shove.
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  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:Into a dungeon thrust , to work with slaves.
  • (lb) To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.
  • *(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • *:And thrust between my father and the god.
  • To stab; to pierce; usually with through .
  • Synonyms

    * (advance with force) attack, charge, rush * (force upon someone) compel, charge, force * (push out or extend rapidly and powerfully) dart, reach, stab

    overthrust

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (geology) A form of thrust fault from beneath a hanging wall of rock