(v. t.) To beat out grain from, as straw or husks; to beat the straw or husk of (grain) with a flail; to beat off, as the kernels of grain; as, to thrash wheat, rye, or oats; to thrash over the old straw.
(v. t.) To beat soundly, as with a stick or whip; to drub.
(v. t.) To practice thrashing grain or the like; to perform the business of beating grain from straw; as, a man who thrashes well.
(v. t.) Hence, to labor; to toil; also, to move violently.
(n.) A violent push or driving, as with a pointed weapon moved in the direction of its length, or with the hand or foot, or with any instrument; a stab; -- a word much used as a term of fencing.
(n.) An attack; an assault.
(n.) The force or pressure of one part of a construction against other parts; especially (Arch.), a horizontal or diagonal outward pressure, as of an arch against its abutments, or of rafters against the wall which support them.
(n.) The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight.
(n. & v.) Thrist.
(v. i.) To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist.
(v. i.) To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.
(v. i.) To push forward; to come with force; to press on; to intrude.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To stab; to pierce; -- usually with through.