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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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
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.
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