Search Result for "thrusting":
1. a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow);
- Example: "he warned me with a jab with his finger"
- Example: "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
[syn: jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting]
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. [1913 Webster] Into a dungeon thrust, to work with slaves. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To stab; to pierce; -- usually with through. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Thrusting \Thrust"ing\, n. 1. The act of pushing with force. [1913 Webster] 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.] [1913 Webster] Thrusting screw, the screw of a screw press, as for pressing curd in making cheese. [R.] [1913 Webster]