Thrust

Definition of Thrust

n. & v.1.Thrist.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Thrust ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thrusting.]
Into a dungeon thrust, to work with slaves.
- Milton.
2.To stab; to pierce; - usually with through.
To thrust away
to push away; to reject.
To thrust in
to push or drive in.
To thrust off
to push away.
To thrust on
to impel; to urge.
To thrust one's self in
to obtrude upon, to intrude, as into a room; to enter (a place) where one is not invited or not welcome.
To thrust out
to drive out or away; to expel.
To thrust through
to pierce; to stab.
To thrust together
to compress.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist.
2.To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.
And thrust between my father and the god.
- Dryden.
3.To push forward; to come with force; to press on; to intrude.
To thrust to
to rush upon.
As doth an eager hound
Thrust to an hind within some covert glade.
- Spenser.
n.1.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.
[Polites] Pyrrhus with his lance pursues,
And often reaches, and his thrusts renews.
- Dryden.
2.An attack; an assault.
One thrust at your pure, pretended mechanism.
- Dr. H. More.
3.(Mech.) 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.
4.(Mining) The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight.
Thrust bearing
(Screw Steamers) a bearing arranged to receive the thrust or endwise pressure of the screw shaft.
Thrust plane
(Geol.) the surface along which dislocation has taken place in the case of a reversed fault.

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