Definitions of thrust

  1. To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; to squeeze in; to intrude; to push forward.
  2. To push; shove; pierce.
  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.
  4. To stab; to pierce; - usually with through.
  5. To push or drive with force.
  6. To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist.
  7. To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.
  8. To push forward; to come with force; to press on; to intrude.
  9. Attack with a pointed weapon; as, to thrust with a strain tending to push a part of a structure outward.
  10. To make a push, esp. with a pointed weapon: to squeeze in: to intrude:- pa. t. and pa. p. thrust.
  11. To make a push; squeeze in.
  12. push upward; " The front of the trains that had collided head- on thrust up into the air"
  13. impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; " She forced her diet fads on him"
  14. push forcefully; " He thrust his chin forward"
  15. a thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; " one strong stab to the heart killed him"
  16. place or put with great energy; " She threw the blanket around the child"; " thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
  17. geology: thrust ( molten rock) into pre- existing rock
  18. 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.
  19. Thrusting.
  20. the act of applying force to propel something; " after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
  21. the force used in pushing; " the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; " the thrust of the jet engines"
  22. verbal criticism; " he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"
  23. An attack; an assault.
  24. 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.
  25. The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight.
  26. 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.
  27. To push or shove with force; drive or impel; pierce.
  28. A violent or sudden push; a stab; a strain tending to push a part of a structure outward.
  29. A stab: an assault.
  30. A violent push; stab.
  31. A sudden and forcible push; stab; onset.
  32. Mech. An outward or sidewise strain.
  33. 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.
  34. of Thrust
  35. Thrust.
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