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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.

    Into a dungeon thrust, to work with slaves.

  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.''

    To thrust together, to compress.


Thrusting \Thrust"ing\, n.

  1. The act of pushing with force.

  2. (Dairies)

    1. The act of squeezing curd with the hand, to expel the whey.

    2. 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.]


n. 1 The motion by which someone or something thrusts. 2 The act of squeeze curd by hand, to expel the whey. 3 The white whey, or that which is last pressed out of the curd by the hand, and of which butter is sometimes made. vb. (present participle of thrust English)


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]

Usage examples of "thrusting".

Thrusting a stack of papers along the top of the cabinet, Harry deliberately knocked over the hydrometer jar, which he could barely see in the semidarkness.

The pirates were stopped at deck level by Longway who stood sword in hand, thrusting at the face of a pirate who had managed to raise himself almost to the level of the thwarts.

Above her, the Djenn Marre continued their torturous ascent, thrusting, so it seemed, into the very heart of the heavens.

Then I was torn away from the thing and there were other people there, throwing stones at the Neut, thrusting at It with the butts of their spears.

He angled the paravane, bringing the ship closer to the water--until he was able to make out the rusted-orange South Tower of the bridge thrusting up, arm-like, two miles out to sea.

Like an airborne mote within the eerily lit bowels of that colossal imaginary mechanism, he drifted past massive walls and interconnected columns of whirling drive shafts, rattling drive chains, myriad thrusting piston rods joined by sliding blocks to connecting rods that were in turn joined by crank wrists to well-greased cranks that turned flywheels of all dimensions.

Adam turned to see him snatching a blindfold and gag from Poly and thrusting her out of the car and onto the street, where she gave a strange, strangled moan.

They watched him slowly stretch out and thicken, thrusting out towards her, his prepuce peeling back of its own accord.

And set to work in real earnest, thrusting rapidly and ramming myself well into her!

With a thrusting movement, he added the long digit to the one Jonah had already reamed into her, and hardened his jaw at the feel of those sweet, strong muscles, so soft and slick, gripping him so perfectly.

Whatever may be the result of this ephemeral contest between Judge Douglas and myself, I see the day rapidly approaching when his pill of sectionalism, which he has been thrusting down the throats of Republicans for years past, will be crowded down his own throat.

Now foes were all around, leaping up at the Slaughterer as rushing water leaps to hide a rock--everywhere shone spears, thrusting at him from this side and from that.

Casanova went first, on all fours, and thrusting the point of his spontoon between the joints of the lead sheeting so as to obtain a hold, he crawled slowly upwards.

They were ready for the sudden heave of the raft as the wave surged against the sternboard, and the bank against which the poles had been thrusting slid away beneath them.

One stood before the trussed figure, hips thrusting in sexual congress.