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thrust

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Thrust \Thrust\, noun

1. 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.

[Polites] Pyrrhus with his lance pursues, And often reaches, and his thrusts renews. --Dryden.

2. An attack; an assault.

One thrust at your pure, pretended mechanism. --Dr. H. More.

3. (Mech.) 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.

4. (Mining) The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight.

{Thrust bearing} (Screw Steamers), a bearing arranged to receive the thrust or endwise pressure of the screw shaft.

{Thrust plane} (Geol.), the surface along which dislocation has taken place in the case of a reversed fault.

Syn: Push; shove; assault; attack.

Usage: {Thrust}, {Push}, {Shove}. Push and shove usually imply the application of force by a body already in contact with the body to be impelled. Thrust, often, but not always, implies the impulse or application of force by a body which is in motion before it reaches the body to be impelled.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Thrust \Thrust\, noun & v. Thrist. [Obs.] --Spenser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Thrust \Thrust\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Thrust}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thrusting}.] [OE. ?rusten, ?risten, ?resten, Icel. ?r?st? to thrust, press, force, compel; perhaps akin to E. threat.]

1. 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.

Into a dungeon thrust, to work with slaves. --Milton.

2. To stab; to pierce; -- usually with through.

{To thrust away} or {To thrust from}, to push away; to reject.

{To thrust in}, to push or drive in.

{To thrust off}, to push away.

{To thrust on}, to impel; to urge.

{To thrust one's self in} or {To thrust one's self into}, to obtrude upon, to intrude, as into a room; to enter (a place) where one is not invited or not welcome.

{To thrust out}, to drive out or away; to expel.

{To thrust through}, to pierce; to stab. "I am eight times thrust through the doublet." --Shak.

{To thrust together}, to compress.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Thrust \Thrust\, verb (used without an object)

1. To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist.

2. To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.

And thrust between my father and the god. --Dryden.

3. To push forward; to come with force; to press on; to intrude. "Young, old, thrust there in mighty concourse." --Chapman.

{To thrust to}, to rush upon. [Obs.]

As doth an eager hound Thrust to an hind within some covert glade. --Spenser.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

thrust

noun

1: the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines" [syn: {push}, {thrust}]

2: a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him" [syn: {stab}, {thrust}, {knife thrust}]

3: the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off" [syn: {drive}, {thrust}, {driving force}]

4: verbal criticism; "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"

5: a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist" [syn: {jab}, {jabbing}, {poke}, {poking}, {thrust}, {thrusting}]

verb

1: push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"

2: press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand" [syn: {thrust}, {stuff}, {shove}, {squeeze}]

3: make a thrusting forward movement [syn: {lunge}, {hurl}, {hurtle}, {thrust}]

4: impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him" [syn: {force}, {thrust}]

5: penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument [syn: {pierce}, {thrust}]

6: force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock

7: push upward; "The front of the trains that had collided head- on thrust up into the air" [syn: {thrust}, {push up}]

8: place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar" [syn: {throw}, {thrust}]

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