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.
To stab; to pierce; -- usually with through.
To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist.
To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.
To push forward; to come with force; to press on; to intrude.
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.
An attack; an assault.
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.
The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. William Shakespeare
Christmas can have a real melancholy aspect, 'cause it packages itself as this idea of perfect family cohesion and love, and you're always going to come up short when you measure your personal life against the idealized personal lives that are constantly thrust in our faces, primarily by TV commercials. Dan Savage
Our culture thrives on black-and-white narratives, clearly defined emotions, easy endings, and so, this thrust into complexity exhausts. Caroline Knapp
My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness. Al Pacino
Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them. Joseph Heller