thrust forward


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thrust something forward

to jab something forward. She thrust her jaw forward and walked into the room. Roger thrust his hand forward just in time to stop the child from crossing the street.
See also: forward, thrust
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Encouraging each other to persevere, they poised the fragments of rocks, prepared the lighter missiles for immediate service, and thrust forward the barrels of the muskets with a business-like air, and a coolness, that would have done credit to men practised in warfare.
She smoothed them out, with her soft little chin thrust forward.
Sir Christopher stood a little apart, his arms folded behind his back, one heavy brown boot thrust forward, chin in as curbed, and black eyebrows lowered to shade the keen eyes.
Holmes had sprung to his feet, and I saw his dark, athletic outline at the door of the hut, his shoulders stooping, his head thrust forward, his face peering into the darkness.
Do it decent, anyhow;" and the roar of the rush drowned his words, for the rear companies thrust forward the first, still singing as they swung down the slope -
As he glanced down the advertisement column, with his head thrust forward and the paper flattened out upon his knee, I took a good look at the man and endeavoured, after the fashion of my companion, to read the indications which might be presented by his dress or appearance.
It was pleasant to observe how Tilly Slowboy, waiting in the background for the baby, took special cognizance (though in her earliest teens) of this grouping; and stood with her mouth and eyes wide open, and her head thrust forward, taking it in as if it were air.
cried the little boy on the chair suddenly, after which he relapsed into the same dumb rigidity, with round eyes, his heels thrust forward and his toes spread out.
He (the shark) just thrust forward and locked down, straight on to my thigh," Ison said.
Summary: Supporters of the Free Patriotic Movement came face to face with the Lebanese Army on the streets of Downtown Beirut Thursday, and thrust forward against shields and batons to try to reach the Grand Serail.
The car whose owner had been in the passenger seat was thrust forward on to a grass verge and the lorry overturned.
Sure enough programmes and autograph books were thrust forward at Messrs Conway and Thompson, but also myself.
At the memorial, standing under a statue of Churchill that shows him, chest thrust forward, hands on his hips, looking like he's asking you outside for a square go, Cameron said: "His qualities as patriot helped secure freedom and should be a lesson to Britons today.
Robin van Persie and Rooney were included this time, Marouane Fellaini thrust forward into an advanced midfield role - from which he assisted in the first two goals.
The PA must thrust forward to translate recognition into a reality or allow the Palestinian street to "negotiate" with Israel.