thrust out


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thrust out

1. To jut, protrude, or extend outward. The balcony of the mansion thrusts out so far that you feel as though you are suspended in midair when you stand on it. His chest thrust out with pride as they listed his accomplishments.
2. To push or extend something outward. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "thrust" and "out." She thrust out her hand in greeting as I approached. Fans kept thrusting photographs out for the actor to sign as he walked into the building.
3. To expel, eject, or drive someone out (of something or some place). In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "thrust" and "out." Their military was able to thrust out the invading forces. The security guard thrust us roughly out of the room after we continued to press the senator for an answer.
See also: out, thrust

thrust out

to stick out; to stab outward; to protrude outward. A deck thrust out from the back of the house, offering a lovely view of the stream far below. As he grew angrier, his chin thrust out farther and farther.
See also: out, thrust