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Definition of THRUST

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Thrust \Thrust\, v. i.
     1. To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist. [1913 Webster]

     2. To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.
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              And thrust between my father and the god. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     3. To push forward; to come with force; to press on; to intrude. "Young, old, thrust there in mighty concourse."
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     {To thrust to}, to rush upon. [Obs.]
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              As doth an eager hound
              Thrust to an hind within some covert glade.
                                                    --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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

Thrust \Thrust\, n. & v.
     Thrist. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Thrust \Thrust\, v. t. [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. [1913 Webster]

              Into a dungeon thrust, to work with slaves.
                                                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. To stab; to pierce; -- usually with through. [1913 Webster]

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

Thrust \Thrust\, n.
     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. [1913 Webster]

              [Polites] Pyrrhus with his lance pursues, And often reaches, and his thrusts renews. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. An attack; an assault.
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              One thrust at your pure, pretended mechanism. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Mining) The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight. [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

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

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