thrust into

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

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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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References in classic literature ?
In the big spotted cats he recognized the hereditary enemy, and, even before he was thrust into the cage, his neck was all a-prickle as the skin nervously tightened and the hair uprose stiff-ended.
Then the old dame stood the figure up in a corner of her cottage and chuckled to behold its yellow semblance of a visage, with its nobby little nose thrust into the air.
The soldiers had almost finished reloading; the metal ramrods flashed all at once in the sunshine as they were drawn from the barrels, turned in the air, and thrust into their sockets.
Rear-thrust stabilizers help hold the drill stationary when the drill pipe is thrust into the ground.