1. To push, shove, or jab someone or something in(to something or some place) with sudden force. A noun or pronoun is used between "thrust" and "into." The police officers thrust the suspect in the holding cell. She opened the gate of the fireplace and thrust in the incriminating letter. I thrust my head in the room to see what the commotion was.
2. To stab something into someone or something with great strength or sudden force. A noun or pronoun can be used between "thrust" and "in." Once the animal got closer, the hunter thrust the spear in its flanks. The murderous thief thrust in his dagger, leaving the poor man to bleed out as he made off with the bag of goods.
See also: thrust
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