To thrust off

to push away.

See also: Thrust

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Trying to thrust off memories of the Ben Stiller film, Meet the Parents, I was suddenly transported back 30-something years to when I said the same things to my mother as she was about to meet my then-boyfriend's mum.
It is the business of historians to interpret, and during the last two decades, following on from the Gombrichian insights, it has been argued that the cultural clothing with which each one of us is dressed, is not a burden, nor a bias 'to try to thrust off', but a strength -- a condition of seeing -- to be continually interrogated, but to be acknowledged as the very starting point.