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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 thrust /ˈθrʌst/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thrust n. & v. Thrist. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thrust, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thrust p. pr. & vb. n. Thrusting.]
 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.
    Into a dungeon thrust, to work with slaves.   --Milton.
 2. To stab; to pierce; -- usually with through.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thrust, 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. “Young, old, thrust there in mighty concourse.”
 To thrust to, to rush upon. [Obs.]
 As doth an eager hound
 Thrust to an hind within some covert glade.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thrust, 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.
 Syn: -- Push; shove; assault; attack.
 Usage: Thrust, Push, Shove. Push and shove usually imply the application of force by a body already in contact with the body to be impelled. Thrust, often, but not always, implies the impulse or application of force by a body which is in motion before it reaches the body to be impelled.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the
           walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"
           [syn: push]
      2: a thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed
         instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
         [syn: stab, knife thrust]
      3: the act of applying force to propel something; "after
         reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off" [syn:
         drive, driving force]
      4: verbal criticism; "he enlivened his editorials with barbed
         thrusts at politicians"
      5: a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with
         a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with
         his fist" [syn: jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrusting]
      v 1: push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"
      2: press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust
         the letter into his hand" [syn: stuff, shove, squeeze]
      3: make a thrusting forward movement [syn: lunge, hurl, hurtle]
      4: impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably;
         "She forced her diet fads on him" [syn: force]
      5: penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument [syn: pierce]
      6: geology: thrust (molten rock) into pre-existing rock
      7: push upward; "The front of the trains that had collided
         head-on thrust up into the air" [syn: push up]
      8: place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket
         around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the
         beggar" [syn: throw]