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thrust

Pronunciation: /θrʌst/

Translation of thrust in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado thrust)

  • (push) empujar; (push out) sacar*; (insert) clavar he thrust her against the wall la empujó contra la pared she thrust her head out of the window sacó la cabeza por la ventana he thrust out his chest sacó pechoto thrust sth at sb she thrust the book at me me tendió el libro bruscamente or con agresividadto thrust sth into sth he thrust his knife into the bundle clavó su cuchillo en el fardo he thrust his sword into the ground clavó or hincó su espada en la tierra he thrust his hands into his pockets se metió las manos en los bolsillos they thrust him into the room lo metieron a la fuerza en la habitación he was thrust into the role of … le endilgaron or [colloquial/familiar] le enjaretaron or le encajaron el papel de … she thrust the thought to the back of her mind apartó la idea de la cabeza he thrust his way into the crowded hall entró abriéndose paso a empujones entre la gente que abarrotaba la sala

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado thrust)

  • 1.1 (with sword) dar* estocadas to thrust at sb tirarle una estocada a algn 1.2 (push) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) he thrust past me pasó por mi lado apartándome bruscamente the army thrust south el ejército se abrió camino hacia el sur
    Example sentences
    • It was only through the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936, that, suddenly, she was thrust into the limelight, and became our Queen.
    • An empty, demanding hand is thrust at us, and we press money into it.
    • He was living the rock and roll lifestyle, going to endless parties where free champagne was thrust at him and he took advantage of it.

noun/nombre

  • 2 countable/numerable (general direction) this is consistent with the thrust of their reforms esto es coherente con el carácter or la tendencia general de sus reformas the (main) thrust of the report is that … la idea central del informe es que …

Phrasal verbs

thrust aside

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[object/person] hacer* a un lado, apartar ([ bruscamente ]); [suggestion] desechar, rechazar*; [warning] hacer* caso omiso de, ignorar

thrust on

thrust upon verb + object + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + preposición + complemento
the role of mediator was thrust on her by circumstances las circunstancias le impusieron el papel de mediadora I don't want to thrust the children on you no te quiero endilgar a los niños he thrust himself on us nos impuso su presencia, se nos pegó [colloquial/familiar]

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