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[ verb adjective out-thruhst; noun out-thruhst ]

verb (used with or without object)

, out·thrust, out·thrust·ing.
  1. to thrust out or extend.


  1. thrust or extended outward:

    a friendly, outthrust hand.


  1. something that thrusts or extends outward:

    an outthrust of the building.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of outthrust1

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; out-, thrust

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Example Sentences

Moving slowly forward, his outthrust hands struck a wooden panel which proved to be a door.

He seized Bart by the shoulder and Bart moved to throw him off, so that Ringg's outthrust claws raked only his forearm.

Then, with eyes flaming and legs outthrust, he stood in front of the girl, facing the worshippers.

And he advanced upon the points of his toes, shoulders hunched, and head viciously outthrust.

He was carefully investigating a lamp-post for a trace of moss when a beady-eyed urchin approached him with outthrust hand.


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