thrust back

thrust someone or something back

to push someone or something backward and away. Tom moved forward, but the guard thrust him back. He thrust back the door, which had closed on his foot.
See also: back, thrust
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Again Watson put him on the floor, broke away, and was thrust back by the pasty-faced circle to duck Patsy's swinging right and effect another clinch.
Thrust back year after year by the advancing waves, the inhabitants have receded, in the present century, to the last morsel of land which is firm enough to be built on -- a strip of ground hemmed in between a marsh on one side and the sea on the other.
At first he declared that the prince had trusted him with his confidences as to "a certain person" (Nastasia Philipovna), but that of late his friendship had been thrust back into his bosom, and his innocent question as to "approaching family changes" had been curtly put aside, which Lebedeff declared, with tipsy tears, he could not bear; especially as he knew so much already both from Rogojin and Nastasia Philipovna and her friend, and from Varvara Ardalionovna, and even from Aglaya Ivanovna, through his daughter Vera.
He granted that Patroclus should thrust back war and battle from the ships, but refused to let him come safely out of the fight.
It took all her strength to keep the tears from springing, and to thrust back her assurance that she would forgive him till Doomsday if he chose.
Biggar has been thrust back into the spotlight as Wales' No.1 fly-half following the knee injury that has ruled Gareth Anscombe out of the global gathering.
Nazon is set to thrust back into the St Mirren squad for tonight's crucial clash away at St Johnstone having darted straight back to Scotland.
Jackson was thrust back into the headlines last month after the screening of controversial documentary Leaving Neverland at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
Shakib Al Hasan's 65 thrust back at the visitors, who fought in the middle overs after removing Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim, who made 50 and 62 respectively, after their 111-run second wicket stand.
A reprieve from war is the opportunity these men seem to crave before inevitably being harshly thrust back to the front lines.
For the remainder of the week, viewers who tune into the daytime show will be thrust back into chaos and panic as the residents of Port Charles come face-to-face with Cesar Faison (Anders Hove).
Fabio, a respected yet broke photographer, hates being thrust back into the town he's outgrown.
It was thrust back into prominence by last year's dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, when it was tapped to take over 41 of the CNRP's vacated seats in parliament.
She said, "He came in close, put his bare feet on top of mine so I could not move, leaned his body against me, and began quick, discreet thrust back and forth against my body.
The hero is thrust back into action after an attack on Nick Fury.