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Definition of Thrust

Thrust

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

Thrust Quotations

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
William Shakespeare

Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.
Joseph Heller

Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them.
John W. Gardner

No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If the guidance failed or started to stray or went somewhere we didn't like or the ground didn't like, I could flip a switch, and I could control seven, over seven and a half million pounds of thrust with this handle and fly the thing to the Moon myself.
Eugene Cernan
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Thrust Translations

thrust in Dutch is duwen, stoten, dringen, douwen
thrust in French is buter
thrust in Italian is urtare
thrust in Latin is ictus, ictus
thrust in Swedish is anfall
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