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Definitions of thrust

  1. To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; to squeeze in; to intrude; to push forward. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To push; shove; pierce. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To stab; to pierce; - usually with through. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To push or drive with force. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To enter by pushing; to squeeze in. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To push forward; to come with force; to press on; to intrude. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Attack with a pointed weapon; as, to thrust with a strain tending to push a part of a structure outward. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To make a push, esp. with a pointed weapon: to squeeze in: to intrude:-pa.t. and pa.p. thrust. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To make a push; squeeze in. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. push upward; "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. geology: thrust (molten rock) into pre-existing rock Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. To push or drive with force; to drive or force, as a thing into a body, or between bodies; to stab; to squeeze in; to attack by a thrust; to enter by pushing or squeezing in; to push forward. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Thrusting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. verbal criticism; "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. An attack; an assault. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To push or shove with force; drive or impel; pierce. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. A violent or sudden push; a stab; a strain tending to push a part of a structure outward. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. A stab: an assault. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. A violent push; stab. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. A sudden and forcible push; stab; onset. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Mech. An outward or sidewise strain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A violent push or driving, as with a pointed weapon, or with the hand or foot; assault; a force against a resisting or supporting force; a horizontal outward pressure, as of an arch against its abutments. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. of Thrust Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Thrust. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for thrust

  1. It was Marie- Louise who had thrust that fisherman's suit into his arms that day when she had told him he was free! – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  2. Deering started to run, but Hood upset him with a thrust of his foot. – The Madness of May by Meredith Nicholson
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