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-trūdo , si, sum, 3,
I.v. a., to thrust, drive, or force away; to thrust down, push down (class.).
I. Lit.
B. In partic.
1. Milit. t. t., to thrust or drive away an enemy from his position; to dislodge, dispossess, Liv. 2, 10; 33, 7: “Albani prensare, detrudere,” i. e. from their horses, Tac. A. 6, 35; cf.: “aliquoties detrusus (sc. de rostris),Sall. Hist. Fragm. 1, 99; Verg. A. 7, 469; cf. Liv. 28, 3 al.
b. Transf.: ex qua (arce) me nives, frigora, imbres detruserunt, Vatin. ap. Cic. Fam. 5, 10 fin.
2. Jurid. t. t., to drive out a person from his possession, to dispossess (cf. deduco, no. I. B., and deicio, no. I. B.): “quid ais? potestne detrudi quisquam, qui non attingitur? etc.,Cic. Caecin. 17: “Quintius contra jus de saltu, agroque communi a servis communibus vi detruditur,id. Quint. 6 fin.
II. Trop.
B. In partic. of time, to put off, postpone: “comitia in mensem Martium,Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 13, 3; cf. id. Att. 4, 17, 2.
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