see thrust, v.
- Jab; prod; rush; stab; lunge; push forward; forceful movement; act of violence; blow with a sword; drive with a pointed weapon; [fig.] attack; assault; onslaught.
ME < ON þrusten, to thrust, press, compress, force.
- Toss; throw; cast; hurl; [fig.] assign as work; designate as duty.