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Thrust meaning

thrust - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. a thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; " one strong stab to the heart killed him"
  2. 2. place or put with great energy; " She threw the blanket around the child"; " thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
  3. 3. geology: thrust ( molten rock) into pre- existing rock
  4. 4. Thrist.
  5. 5. of Thrust
  6. 6. To push or drive with force; to drive, force, or impel; to shove; as, to thrust anything with the hand or foot, or with an instrument.
  7. 7. To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist.
  8. 8. To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.
  9. 9. To push forward; to come with force; to press on; to intrude.
  10. 10. An attack; an assault.
  11. 11. The force or pressure of one part of a construction against other parts; especially ( Arch.), a horizontal or diagonal outward pressure, as of an arch against its abutments, or of rafters against the wall which support them.
  12. 12. The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight.
  13. 13. To stab; to pierce; - usually with through.
  14. 14. A violent push or driving, as with a pointed weapon moved in the direction of its length, or with the hand or foot, or with any instrument; a stab; - a word much used as a term of fencing.
  15. 15. A violent push; stab.
  16. 16. To make a push; squeeze in.

thrust - examples of usage

  1. There he stood looking out with his hands thrust deep into his pockets. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  2. He thrust the keys in his pocket, and we returned to the cook- room. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. For Sally has thrust aside talk of the day's events, making no more of the wedding ceremony than of " Charley's Aunt," with: " Why did my father and mother part? - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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