(fencing) An attack made by moving the sword parallel to its length and landing with the point.
A push, stab, or lunge forward (the act thereof.)
- Pierre was a master swordsman, and could parry the thrusts of lesser men with barely a thought.
The force generated by propulsion, as in a jet engine.
- The cutpurse tried to knock her satchel from her hands, but she avoided his thrust and yelled, "Thief!"
(figuratively) The primary effort; the goal.
- Spacecraft are engineering marvels, designed to resist the thrust of liftoff, as well as the reverse pressure of the void.
- Ostensibly, the class was about public health in general, but the main thrust was really sex education.
* (push, stab, or lunge forward ): break, dart, grab
* (force generated by propulsion ): lift, push
* (primary effort or goal ): focus, gist, point
(lb) To make advance with .
(lb) To something upon someone.
(lb) To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.
*:Three chairs of the steamer type, all maimed, comprised the furniture of this roof-garden, withon one of the copings a row of four red clay flower-pots filled with sun-baked dust from which gnarled and rusty stalks thrust themselves up like withered elfin limbs.
(lb) To push or drive with force; to shove.
*(John Milton) (1608-1674)
*:Into a dungeon thrust , to work with slaves.
(lb) To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.
*(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
*:And thrust between my father and the god.
To stab; to pierce; usually with through .
* (advance with force) attack, charge, rush
* (force upon someone) compel, charge, force
* (push out or extend rapidly and powerfully) dart, reach, stab
To cut, originally with a sword or other bladed weapon, now usually with shears, or as if using shears.
* 1819 , Walter Scott, Ivanhoe :
- So trenchant was the Templar’s weapon, that it shore asunder, as it had been a willow twig, the tough and plaited handle of the mace, which the ill-fated Saxon reared to parry the blow, and, descending on his head, levelled him with the earth.
To remove the fleece from a sheep etc by clipping.
(physics) To deform because of shearing forces.
(Scotland) To reap, as grain.
- the golden tresses were shorn away
(figurative) To deprive of property; to fleece.
a cutting tool similar to scissors, but often larger
the act of shearing, or something removed by shearing
- short of the wool, and naked from the shear
(physics) a force that produces a shearing strain
(geology) The response of a rock to deformation usually by compressive stress, resulting in particular textures.
- After the second shearing, he is a two-shear' ram; at the expiration of another year, he is a three-' shear ram; the name always taking its date from the time of shearing.