Thrusting
Thrust Thrust, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thrust}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thrusting}.] [OE. ?rusten, ?risten, ?resten, Icel. ?r?st? to thrust, press, force, compel; perhaps akin to E. threat.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Into a dungeon thrust, to work with slaves. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To stab; to pierce; -- usually with through. [1913 Webster]

{To thrust away} or {To thrust from}, 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} or {To thrust one's self into}, 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. ``I am eight times thrust through the doublet.'' --Shak.

{To thrust together}, to compress. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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