thrust into (someone or something)

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thrust into (someone or something)

1. To push, shove, or jab someone or something into something or some place with sudden force. A noun or pronoun is used between "thrust" and "into." The police officers thrust the suspect into a holding cell. She thrust the incriminating letter into the fire. He thrust a $50 bill into the bouncer's hand to get us into the club ahead of the other people.
2. To stab something into someone or something with great strength or sudden force. A noun or pronoun is used between "thrust" and "into." The hunter thrust the spear into the animal's flank. The murderous thief thrust his dagger into the poor man and stole his bag of goods.
3. To force someone to enter into some situation, state, or condition. A noun or pronoun is used between "thrust" and "into." Often used in passive constructions. The company's sudden closure thrust many families into poverty. Because of his famous parents, the young boy was thrust into the public eye from a very young age.
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thrust something into someone or something

 and thrust something in
to stab or run something into someone or something. The knight thrust his lance into the villain. He thrust in his knife.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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