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 push or lunge with a pointed weapon

    :  a verbal attack

    :  a military assault

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