cut and thrust

Definition of cut and thrust

chiefly British

  1. :  the lively and exciting quality of an activity in which people compete or argue with each other He has always enjoyed the cut and thrust of politics.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument

    :  to hurt the feelings of

    :  to strike sharply with a cutting effect

  1. :  a product of cutting: such as

    :  an opening made with an edged instrument

    :  a wound made by something sharp :  gash

  1. :  marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature

  1. :  to push or drive with force :  shove

    :  to cause to enter or pierce something by or as if by pushing

    :  extend, spread

  1. :  a forward or upward push

    :  a movement (as by a group of people) in a specified direction

    :  salient or essential element or meaning

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