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Topic: SPORT

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old Norse
Origin: thrysta

thrust

1 verb
     
thrust1 past tense and past participle thrust
1 [transitive always + adverb/preposition] to push something somewhere roughly:
She thrust a letter into my hand.
He thrust me roughly towards the door.
2 [intransitive]DS to make a sudden movement forward with a sword or knife
thrust at
He skipped aside as his opponent thrust at him.

thrust something ↔ aside

phrasal verb
to refuse to think about something:
Our complaints were thrust aside and ignored.

thrust something upon/on somebody

phrasal verb
if something is thrust upon you, you are forced to accept it even if you do not want it:
She never enjoyed the fame that was thrust upon her.
He had marriage thrust upon him.
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