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thrust at (someone or something)
1. To make a lunge or stab at someone or something. The criminal thrust at the police officer with his knife. She suddenly thrust at the desk and snatched the paper away before he could read it.
2. To jab, drive, or stab something at someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "thrust" and "at." The criminal thrust his knife at the police officer. Reporters kept thrusting their microphones at my face as I left the courtroom.
3. To push, shove, or drive someone toward someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "thrust" and "at." I thrust her at Mike during the party in the hopes of getting them together. She thrust the baby at me as soon as I walked in the door so she could go lie down for a while.
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thrust someone or something against someone or something
to drive or shove someone or something against someone or something. The force of the crash thrust Liz against Tiffany. The crash thrust Liz against the car door.
thrust something at someone or something
to stab at someone or something with something. The goat thrust its head at the dog. Ann thrust the pencil at the balloon and popped it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.