Definition of thrust verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    thrust

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//θrʌst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//θrʌst//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they thrust
    BrE BrE//θrʌst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//θrʌst//
     
    he / she / it thrusts
    BrE BrE//θrʌsts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//θrʌsts//
     
    past simple thrust
    BrE BrE//θrʌst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//θrʌst//
     
    past participle thrust
    BrE BrE//θrʌst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//θrʌst//
     
    -ing form thrusting
    BrE BrE//ˈθrʌstɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈθrʌstɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to push something/somebody 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. 2[intransitive, transitive] thrust (at somebody) (with something) | thrust (something at somebody) to make a sudden strong forward movement at somebody with a weapon, etc. He thrust at me with a knife. a thrusting movement
  3. Word Origin Middle English (as a verb): from Old Norse thrýsta; perhaps related to Latin trudere ‘to thrust’. The noun is first recorded (early 16th cent.) in the sense ‘act of pressing’.Extra examples He thrust a piece of paper at me. She suddenly thrust out her arm. She thrust her way through the dense undergrowth. A microphone was thrust through the curtains. He thrust a handkerchief out to her. Mike thrust her towards the staircase. My mother thrust the newspaper back into her bag. She thrust past him angrily.Idioms
    force/thrust/ram something down somebody’s throat
     
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    (informal) to try to force somebody to listen to and accept your opinions in a way that they find annoying
    Phrasal Verbsthrust somethingasidethrust somebody on somebody
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