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.
The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered. Thomas Paine