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Definition of 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

People speak of the fear of the blank canvas as though it is a temporary hesitation, a trembling moment of self-doubt. For me it was more like being abducted from my bed by a clown, thrust into a circus arena with a wicker chair, and told to tame a pissed-off lion in front of an expectant crowd.
Hannah Kent

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.

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
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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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