from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To thrust; to crowd.
- v. To push; to force one's way.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To press, crowd, or throng.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To thrust; push; press.
- To press; push; force one's way.
From Middle English thringen, from Old English þringan ("to press, squeeze, crowd"), from Proto-Germanic *þrinhwanan (“to press, throng, crush”), from Proto-Indo-European *trenk(w)- (“to beat, hew, press”). Cognate with Dutch dringen ("to push, press, thrust, crowd"), German dringen ("to permeate, penetrate, push through"), Danish trænge ("to penetrate"). More at throng. (Wiktionary)