outthrust

verb

Definition of outthrust

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

: to thrust out

intransitive verb

: to thrust out the deep roots, outthrusting far below the plowshare's reach— George Woodbury

outthrust

noun

Definition of outthrust (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a thrusting out : an outward pressure
2 : something that is thrust out : projection below it was no firm outthrust of the mountainside, but eight thousand feet of air— J. R. Ullman

outthrust

adjective

Definition of outthrust (Entry 3 of 3)

: thrust out : extended an outthrust jaw an outthrust hand

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History and Etymology for outthrust

Verb

Middle English outthresten, from out entry 1 + thresten to thrust

Noun

out entry 3 + thrust (after thrust out, verb)

Adjective

out entry 1 + thrust, past participle of thrust (after thrust out, verb)

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“Outthrust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outthrust. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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