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outthrust

verb

Definition of outthrust

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

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Origin and Etymology of outthrust

Middle English outthresten, from 1out + thresten to thrust


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outthrust

noun

Definition of outthrust

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

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Origin and Etymology of outthrust

3out + thrust (after thrust out, verb)


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outthrust

adjective

Definition of outthrust

:thrust out :extended
  • an outthrust jaw
  • an outthrust hand

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Origin and Etymology of outthrust

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


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