cut and thrust


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cut and thrust

1. A fencing technique that uses both the point and edge of the blade. Look at that cut and thrust! She's doing such a great job in this match!
2. A lively debate or argument; an enthusiastic exchange of ideas. I don't mind a cut and thrust with Amy—she always has a unique perspective, even if we clash sometimes. The cut and thrust of a debate sure gives me an adrenaline rush!
See also: and, cut, thrust

cut and thrust

1 a spirited and rapid interchange of views. 2 a situation or sphere of activity regarded as carried out under adversarial conditions.
In fencing, a cut is a slashing stroke and a thrust one given with the point of the weapon.
See also: and, cut, thrust