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Thrust, vb. (impf. and partic. thrust) 1) trans. a) to throw, to put in haste: “as you'ld t. a cork into a hogshead,” Wint. III, 3, 95. “slippers which his nimble haste had falsely t. upon contrary feet,” John IV, 2, 198. “these affairs thus t. disorderly into my hands,” R2 II, 2, 110.
b) to put (the idea of haste dropped): “there would appear the very eyes of men through loopholes t.” Lucr. 1383 (put forth, advanced; cf. Merch. II, 5, 32). “each trifle under truest bars to t.” Sonn. 48, 2. “an thou wilt needs t. thy neck into a yoke,” Ado I, 1, 203. “nor t. your head into the public street,” Merch. II, 5, 32. “betwixt the firmament and it you cannot t. a bodkin's point,” Wint. III, 3, 87. “thou shalt t. thy hand as deep into the purse of rich prosperity,” John V, 2, 60. “to t. his icy fingers in my maw,” V, 7, 37. “the lion dying --eth forth his paw,” R2 V, 1, 29. “you might have t. him and all his apparel into an eel-skin,” H4B III, 2, 350 (Ff truss'd). “by --ing out a torch from yonder tower,” H6A III, 2, 23. to t. his hand between his (a cur's) “teeth,” H6C I, 4, 57.
Figuratively: “craft and perjury should t. into so bright a day such black-faced storms,” Lucr. 1517. “you . . . acquainted me with interest of this land, yea, t. this enterprise into my heart,” John V, 2, 90. “can t. me from a level consideration,” H4B II, 1, 124. “--ing this report into his ear,” Caes. V, 3, 74.
With forth, == to put forth: “where doth the world t. forth a vanity,” R2 II, 1, 24. “if the time t. forth a cause for thy repeal,” Cor. IV, 1, 40. “who . . . --s forth his horns again into the world,” IV, 6, 44.
With the preposition on (cf. to throw on), == to impart to, to bestow on, to present with gratuitously: “understand what advice shall t. upon thee,” All's I, 1, 225. “some achieve greatness and some have greatness t. upon 'em,” Tw. II, 5, 158. III, 4, 49 (in V, 379 thrown).
Refl., == to place one's self, to enter, to mingle: “I have t. myself into this maze, haply to wive and thrive,” Shr. I, 2, 55. “go and t. thyself into their companies,” John IV, 2, 167. In a bad sense, == to intrude: “an unmannerly slave, that will t. himself into secrets,” Gent. III, 1, 393. “he --s me himself into the company of three or four gentlemanlike dogs,” IV, 4, 18. “how dare you t. yourselves into my private meditations?” H8 II, 2, 65.
c) to push; to drive with force: “backward she pushed him, as she would be t.” Ven. 41; cf. “women . . . are ever t. to the wall,” Rom. I, 1, 20. Rom. I, 1, 20 “which was t. forth of Milan,” Tp. V, 160. “was Milan t. from Milan,” Tp. V, 160 “such as the fury of ungoverned youth t. from the company of awful men,” Gent. IV, 1, 46. “though we would have t. virtue out of our hearts by the head and shoulders,” Wiv. V, 5, 155. “t. but these men away,” John IV, 1, 83. “t. him down stairs,” H4B II, 4, 202. “thou be t. out like a fugitive,” H6A III, 3, 67. “so wish I, I might t. thy soul to hell,” H6B IV, 10, 85. “the house of York, t. from the crown,” IV, 1, 94. “unless he seek to t. you out perforce,” H6C I, 1, 34. “I come to have thee t. me out of doors,” Tim. I, 2, 25. “t. him out at gates,” Lr. III, 7, 93.
Figuratively: “not a dangerous action can peep out his head but I am t. upon it,” H4B I, 2, 239 (forced upon it against my inclination). “as if we were . . . all that we are evil in, by a divine --ing on,” Lr. I, 2, 137 (forcing on, incitement). “shall join to t. the lie unto him,” Cor. V, 6, 110 (to make him swallow it perforce). “till I have . . . t. these reproachful speeches down his throat,” Tit. II, 1, 55.
d) to attack with the point of a weapon; absol.: “these four t. at me,” H4A II, 4, 223. “every minute of his being --s against my nearest of life,” Mcb. III, 1, 117. With an object; 1) the hurt person object: “eight times t. through the doublet,” H4A II, 4, 184. “t. Talbot with a spear into the back,” H6A I, 1, 138. “he was t. in the mouth with a spear,” H6B IV, 7, 10. “as I t. thy body with my sword,” IV, 10, 84 (O. Edd. t. in thy body). 2) the weapon object: “the bloody spur . . . that sometimes anger --s into his side,” Sonn. 50, 10. “t. thy sharp wit quite through my ignorance,” LLL V, 2, 398. “I'll t. my knife in your mouldy chaps,” H4B II, 4, 138.
2) intr. with in, == to intrude: “that never may ill office, or fell jealousy . . . t. in between the paction of these kingdoms,” H5 V, 2, 393.
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