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Definition of Thrust

  • 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 act of applying force to propel something
  • a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
  • a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
  • verbal criticism
  • the force used in pushing
  • impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
  • penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
  • place or put with great energy
  • push forcefully
  • make a thrusting forward movement
  • press or force
  • push upward
  • force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock

How to use thrust in a sentence. Thrust pronunciation.

I knew the walk and the forward thrust of the head.
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It made Achmet Pasha sit up aghast, and Nahoum Pasha, the astute Armenian, for a long time past the confidant and favourite of the Prince Pasha, laugh in his throat; for, if there was a man in Egypt who enjoyed the thrust of a word or the bite of a phrase, it was Nahoum.
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He opened the waistcoat and thrust his hand inside the shirt.
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His head, slightly bowed, was thrust forward to the dusk.
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Suddenly the thought flashed into his mind that his challenger would not have thrust himself into danger, given himself to the mouth of the Pit, if violence were intended.
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Five human beings on whom his terrible anger fell in times past had been thrust into it alive.
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He thrust the torch into the ground, and, with the dagger grasped tightly, carefully opened the cage and stepped inside.
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Swiftly she told her dreadful tale, how, after Achmet had murdered all of her except her body, she rose up to kill herself; but fainting, fell upon a burning brazier, and her hand thrust accidentally in the live coals felt no pain.
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He thrust himself to a place beside her, and Nancy conversed with him unrestrainedly, as though it were a matter of course.
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One of them-a chevalier of St. Louis-had received a bayonet thrust through the centre in the riotous times of the Revolution; but he still smiled at Camors, and sniffed at a flower, despite the daylight shining through him.
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The Marquise sank as if terrified on a divan near the chimney, and pushed with her feet two cushions before her, on which Camors half reclined; she then thrust back the thick braids of her hair, and leaned toward her lover.
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Being a horsed organization, it can arrive at the critical point at the vital moment when, the defender's first line having been thrust out, our line being disorganized, a counter-charge by the enemy would be most effective, or controlled fire by our own troops on him would be most useful.
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As for their tutor, he was thrust into one of the canoes, with some fresh water, bread-fruit, dried fish, and a basket of alligator-pears.
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The object that had been discovered by them was a stick, which had been thrust down into the soft bottom in shallow water.
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She snatched up a boathook and when he came within reach thrust it out to him.
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Why, Sir John, do you think, though we would have thrust virtue out of our hearts by the head and shoulders, and have given ourselves without scruple to hell, that ever the devil could have made you our delight? FORD.
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A horrible story it was, for when their eyes were thrust out with needles they were led to a causeway, and those who crossed the stepping-stones without stumbling were taken back; and the priest thought of the assembled horde laughing as the poor blind men fell into the water.
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But the abstract question of sovereignty has had little interest for the nation since the Civil War; and if we waive that abstract question, the Prohibition Amendment was an infinitely more vital thrust at the principle of State selfgovernment.
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The proud man, like the early shoots of a new-felled coppice, thrusts out full of sap, green in leaves, and fresh in colour, but bruises and breaks with every wind, is nipped with every little cold, and, being top-heavy, is wholly unfit for use.
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Trouble had thrust his head between the crotch, or the Y-shaped part, of a tree, and had become so tightly wedged that he could not get out.
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Examples of Thrust

Example #1
Inside the hut all was still.
Example #2
Who, think thee, was it?
Example #3
Christian though he was, he was, nevertheless, Oriental to his farthermost corner, and had the culture of a French savant.
Example #4
There was nothing in them which could be challenged, could be construed into active criticism of men or things; and yet much he said was horrifying.
Example #5
Then he felt the pulse of the limp wrist.
Example #6
There was a cut where the hair met the temple.