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Definition of thrust:

  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.
  2. An attack; an assault.
  3. of Thrust
  4. The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight.
  5. 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.
  6. Thrist.
  7. To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.
  8. To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist.
  9. To push forward; to come with force; to press on; to intrude.
  10. 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.
  11. To stab; to pierce; - usually with through.


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