thrust out of (something or some place)

thrust out of (something or some place)

1. To jut, protrude, or extend out of something. The balcony thrusts out of the mansion so far that you feel as though you were suspended in midair when you stand on it. The huge communications tower thrust out of the mountain range like some foreboding sentinel.
2. To push or extend something out of or through something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "thrust" and "out." She thrust her hand out of the car window and snatched the bag out of the man's hand. We thrust the treasure chest out of the hole and clambered up after it.
3. To hide something from sight very quickly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "thrust" and "out." He thrust the magazine out of sight when the boss walked back into the office. I saw the kids thrust something out of view when I came near, so I knew they were up to no good.
4. 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: of, out, thrust
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