from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An upward thrust, especially of part of the earth's crust.
- transitive v. To thrust or be thrusted upward. Used especially of the earth's crust.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an upward thrust
- n. buoyancy
- n. an upward movement of part of the Earth's crust
- v. to thrust something upwards
- v. to be thrust upwards
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thrust in an upward direction; in geology, an upheaval; an uplift.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
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There were grim rock isles and islets beyond counting, dim snow-covered ranges beyond, and everywhere upstanding cliffs too steep for snow, outjuts of headlands, and pinnacles and slivers of rock upthrust from the boiling sea.
There were grim rock isles and islets beyond counting, dim snow - covered ranges beyond, and everywhere upstanding cliffs too steep for snow, outjuts of headlands, and pinnacles and slivers of rock upthrust from the boiling sea.
To cup the small, upthrust breasts, rubbing them to pebble hardness.
As long as the upthrust B is not aligned with the downthrust W and is at the side under the water, the ship will try to right itself to the original position.
Technically speaking: the upthrust and downthrust combination is equal to their force times the distance.
I remember, oh, long ago when human kind was very young, that I made me a snare and a pit with a pointed stake upthrust in the middle thereof, for the taking of Sabre-Tooth.
The Rougon-Macquart – the group, the family, whom I propose to study – has as its prime characteristic the overflow of appetite, the broad upthrust of our age, which flings itself into enjoyments.
There was another picture of yet another almost acre of bodies with nary an inch of earth to be seen between them — they were packed so close — and strikingly, in the midst of it all was an upthrust, red-sleeved arm and hand.
Marvel at the view, a collision of tectonic plates that has created a craggy upthrust of granite and gneiss that will remind you of an immense jawline.
Greg Von Doersten for The Wall Street Journal Marvel at the view at Jenny Lake, a collision of tectonic plates that has created a craggy upthrust of granite and gneiss that will remind you of an immense jawline.