- 1[transitive, intransitive] to push something or someone suddenly or violently in a particular direction; to move quickly and suddenly in a particular direction thrust something/somebody/yourself + adv/prep. He thrust the baby into my arms and ran off. She thrust her hands deep into her pockets. (figurative) He tends to thrust himself forward too much. Her chin was thrust forward aggressively. + adv./prep. She thrust past him angrily and left.
- 2[intransitive, transitive] thrust (at somebody) (with something) thrust (something at somebody) to make a sudden strong forward movement at someone with a weapon, etc. He thrust at me with a knife. a thrusting movement Idioms
NAmE//θrʌst//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they thrust
he / she / it thrusts
past simple thrust
-ing form thrusting
to try to force someone to listen to and accept your opinions in a way that they find annoying Phrasal Verbsthrust somethingasidethrust something/somebody on/upon somebody
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