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1. To toss or push someone or something forcefully to one side. A noun or pronoun can be used between "throw" and "aside." He threw aside the paper in disgust when he read the news. Sarah tried to block Tom's path, but he threw her aside.
2. To refuse, reject, or disregard something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "throw" and "aside." She thrust aside the defendant's application for bail. The CEO continues to thrust consumers' concerns aside regarding the company's latest product.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
thrust someone or something aside
to push someone or something out of the way or to one side. Walter thrust Fred aside and dashed by him into the room. He thrust aside Fred and came into the room.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To displace someone or something forcefully: The board of directors thrust the president of the company aside. The officer thrust aside the security guard.
2. To reject or refuse someone or something: My teacher thrust aside the request for an extension. The jury thrust the defendant's pleas for mercy aside.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.