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-turbo , āvi, ātum, 1,
I.v. a., to drive, thrust, or cast down, to throw or beat down, sc. in a violent, tumultuous manner (freq. and class.; orig. perh. peculiar to milit. lang.).
I. Lit.: “aliquem de pugnaculis,Plaut. Mil. 2, 3, 63: “nostros de vallo lapidibus,Caes. B. G. 7, 81, 2; cf.: “aliquem ex vallo,id. B. C. 3, 67, 4: “Macedones ex praesidiis stationibusque,Liv. 31, 39 fin.; and so in a milit. sense with the simple acc., Caes. B. G. 5, 43 fin.; Liv. 10, 41; 25, 13 al.; and absol., Tac. A. 4, 51: “de tecto tegulas,Plaut. Rud. 1, 1, 5: “Trebonium de tribunali,Caes. B. C. 3, 21, 2; cf.: “aliquem certa re et possessione,Cic. Fam. 12, 25, 2: “fucos a sedibus suis,Pall. Jun. 7 et saep.: “statuam,Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 41 fin.; id. Pis. 38, 93; cf. aedificium, to pull or tear down, id. Q. Fr. 3, 9, 7 et saep.: “Phaëthonta equis in terram,Lucr. 5, 402; cf.: “praecipitem ab alta puppi in mare,Verg. A. 5, 175: “aliquem in viam,Plaut. Merc. 1, 2, 6; id. Mil. 2, 2, 6: caput orantis terrae, to strike to the ground, i. e. to cut off, Verg. A. 10, 555.—
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