thrust away from

thrust away from (someone or something)

1. To lunge or rush away from someone or something. He thrust away from the drawer when he discovered a dead rat inside. She kissed him heavily on the lips, then thrust away from him and ran inside without a word.
2. To push, shove, or drive someone or something away from someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "thrust" and "away." The police officer thrust the reporter away from the crime scene. I took the final bite and thrust my plate away, so full I felt fit to burst.
3. To expel, ignore, or reject some thought or memory from one's mind aggressively or forcefully. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "thrust" and "away." She thrust the thought away from her mind, not wanting to even entertain the notion that Michael was being insincere. It caused me such pain to recall that I had to thrust the memory away from me, lest it torment me for the rest of the day.
See also: away, thrust

thrust someone or something away from someone or something

to push or throw someone or something away from someone or something. The guards thrust the spectators away from the path the rock star was taking. They thrust away the spectators from the star.
See also: away, thrust
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It is a meditation, a gentle thrust away from a familiar dark tug.
The focus, refreshingly, is on the specificity of individual texts, with little reference back to the experience of their authors and few grandiose theoretical conclusions, although one can detect a general evolutionary thrust away from the focus of antiquity on the acceptance of trials towards a conquest of liberty more in tune with Enlightenment ideals.