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
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
The 'serial kisser' tag that has been thrust on to me is a lame stereotype. It irritates me. Yes, there is sexual content in my movies, and I have never been apologetic about doing bold scenes. But it's not fair to tag me this way because that can be very stifling. Emraan Hashmi
Living life at a young age is like being a sponge thrust into the ocean. You absorb what's around you. If you're around people who are supportive and positive, that's how you look at the world. Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them. Joseph Heller