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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thrust·ing, n.
 1. The act of pushing with force.
 2. Dairies (a) The act of squeezing curd with the hand, to expel the whey. (b) pl. The white whey, or that which is last pressed out of the curd by the hand, and of which butter is sometimes made. [Written also thrutchthings.] [Prov. Eng.]
 Thrusting screw, the screw of a screw press, as for pressing curd in making cheese. [R.]

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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : 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, thrust]