thrust against (someone or something)

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thrust against (someone or something)

1. To press, push, or grind up against someone or something. Some sleazebag at the bar started thrusting against me on the dance floor, so I asked the bouncer to have him thrown out. The tree had grown at an awkward angle and was now thrusting against the side of the house.
2. To push, shove, slam, or drive someone or something against someone or something else. The detective thrust the suspect against the wall, threatening to shoot him in the face if he didn't reveal the hostage's location. I thrust a heavy wooden chair against the door to keep it closed.
3. To cause something to be compared to, juxtaposed with, or considered alongside something else. Your issues become downright laughable when you thrust them against the harrowing traumas suffered everyday by people around the world. My project suddenly seemed rather inconsequential once it was thrust against the things other departments were working on.
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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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