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upthrust

[uhp-thruhst] /ˈʌpˌθrʌst/
noun
1.
a thrust in an upward direction.
2.
a sudden and forceful upward movement, as of a nation's economy or the stock market:
Market observers are hoping the upthrust can be sustained.
3.
Geology. an upheaval.
verb (used without object)
4.
to thrust upward:
Frost caused the ground to upthrust.
Origin of upthrust
1840-1850
1840-50; up- + thrust
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  • Rather than clamber over its sodden bole, I skirted it until I could walk beneath a lank, upthrust bough.

    Memoirs of a Midget Walter de la Mare
  • The dot at the center is not elongated enough to be considered an upthrust.

    The Science of Fingerprints Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Mr. Pennypacker leaned with an air of satisfaction against the upthrust bough of a fallen oak.

    The Young Trailers Joseph A. Altsheler
  • This pattern must be classified as a loop, as a dot may not be considered an upthrust unless elongated vertically.

    The Science of Fingerprints Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • He ran, although at decreased speed, for about two hours more, and then he sat down on the upthrust root of a great oak.

    The Scouts of the Valley Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Figure 327 is a tented arch, not because of the dot, however, as it cannot be considered an upthrust.

    The Science of Fingerprints Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • The tented arch is directly beneath the innermost loop, and is of the upthrust type.

    The Science of Fingerprints Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Beneath them was a blur of whirling white; ahead was an upthrust mountain range upon which they were driving.

  • Figure 149 is a tented arch because of the upthrust present at the center of the pattern.

    The Science of Fingerprints Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • upthrust, up′thrust, n. a thrust upward, an upheaval of a mass of rock.

British Dictionary definitions for upthrust

upthrust

/ˈʌpˌθrʌst/
noun
1.
an upward push or thrust
2.
(geology) a violent upheaval of the earth's surface
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