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Definitions of strut

  1. to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; " He strut around like a rooster in a hen house."
  2. a proud stiff pompous gait
  3. brace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression
  4. to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; " He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
  5. Protuberant.
  6. To swell; to bulge out.
  7. To walk with a lofty, proud gait, and erect head; to walk with affected dignity.
  8. The act of strutting; a pompous step or walk.
  9. In general, any piece of a frame which resists thrust or pressure in the direction of its own length. See Brace, and Illust. of Frame, and Roof.
  10. Any part of a machine or structure, of which the principal function is to hold things apart; a brace subjected to compressive stress; -- the opposite of stay, and tie.
  11. To hold apart. Cf. Strut, n., 3.
  12. A proud or affected step or walk with the head erect; a brace or bar for keeping two parts of a framework from coming nearer together.
  13. To walk with a pompous or conceited air, or with affected dignity.
  14. Strutted.
  15. Strutting.
  16. To walk in a pompous manner: to walk with affected dignity:- pr. p. strutting; pa. t. and pa. p. strutted.
  17. A proud step or walk: affectation of dignity in walking.
  18. A pompous walk.
  19. A prop; oblique supporting beam.
  20. To walk in a pompous manner.
  21. To walk with pompous gait.
  22. A proud or pompous step.
  23. A compression- member in a framework, keeping two others apart.
  24. A lofty proud step or walk, with the head erect; affectation of dignity in walking; a piece of timber obliquely placed to support a rafter.
  25. To walk with a lofty proud gait and erect head; to walk with affected dignity or pomposity.
  26. To walk with affected dignity.
  27. A lofty proud step or walk with the head erect; affected dignity in walking.
  28. In arch., a piece of timber set slanting as a support to a beam.
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Quotes of strut

  1. I like it when I strut – Delta Burke
  2. Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing. – Alexander Hamilton
  3. The most cowardly thing in the world is blaming mistakes upon the umpires. Too many managers strut around on the field trying to manage the umpires instead of their teams. – Bill Klem
  4. From the gut comes the strut and where hunger reigns, strength abstains. – Francois Rabelais
  5. I can't tell you how many people have asked me to show them Stray Cat Strut and that little diminished run on the C. I guess my brain is wired backwards. I don't know what possessed me to do that, but I did. – Brian Setzer
  6. I got to show off in front of my husband, who married me as I was stepping out of the business, so he had no idea that I could strut my stuff on the stage. – Kim Wilde

Usage examples for strut

  1. And he flung out a leg with a strut of proprietorship. – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  2. So he was profoundly impressed, and accordingly proud, and added half an inch to the high- knee action of his strut – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  3. The valet came in with an important strut – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  4. Wrinkle cast a bubbling glance of warning at Mrs. Allen, who had risen resentfully, and motioned her back into her chair, and, with a comical strut he led Henley into the room occupied by the child's parents. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  5. " Of course, now, you hear human people swell and brag and strut round about how they are different from the animals and have something they call a soul that the animals haven't got, but that's just the natural conceit of this electricity or something before it has found out much about itself. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  6. There was no strut left in him as he rose to his feet, rather slowly, and faced his laughing audience; but he rallied after a moment and good- naturedly joined in the laugh against himself. – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  7. Dey strut 'bout, an' dey cusses an' damns, an' de womenfolks do all de thinkin' an' de wukkin'. – Throckmorton by Molly Elliot Seawell
  8. Des soon ez dey come up, Brer Rabbit, he tuck'n 'gun ter talk biggity en strut 'roun', en, Man- Sir! – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  9. How like Boileau's parson I strut behind my double chin! – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  10. He likes to strut around and talk big. – The Adventures of Prickly Porky by Thornton W. Burgess
  11. He came up with a strut illumining the landscape, and inquired: " Well, how do I look?" –  by
  12. He did not think that to strut and smoke cigars, and talk loud or big, and commence most of his sentences with Aw! – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne
  13. This paling in itself was English, and the very strut of the barn- door fowl reminded her of Warren's Grove. – The Children's Pilgrimage by L. T. Meade
  14. We are a thousand times wiser, Lucy, than these important beings, these mighty lords, " Who strut and fret their hour upon the stage;" and, instead of playing the part in life which nature dictates to their reason and their hearts, act a borrowed one at the will of others. – The History of Emily Montague by Frances Brooke
  15. He used to strut about the back yard, and frequent the kitchen door, very much after the fashion of a house- dog. – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  16. I had seen him nearly killed a few days before by the sudden up- swing of a sixteen- ton strut – Careers of Danger and Daring by Cleveland Moffett
  17. You swell and strut on her pickings. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  18. His lordly strut fairly shakes the ground when he goes about. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  19. And behind thee, me, Yasmini, whispering wisdom and laughing to see the politicians strut – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy

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