intrude VERB 1) come into a place or situation where one is unwelcome or uninvited. 2) introduce into or enter with adverse effect. 3) Geology (of igneous rock) be forced or thrust into (a pre-existing formation).
ORIGIN Latin intrudere, from trudere 'to thrust' .

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  • Intrude — In*trude , v. i. [L. intrudere, intrusum; pref. in in + trudere to thrust, akin to E. threat. See {Threat}.] To thrust one s self in; to come or go in without invitation, permission, or welcome; to encroach; to trespass; as, to intrude on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intrude — In*trude , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intruded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intruding}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To thrust or force (something) in or upon; especially, to force (one s self) in without leave or welcome; as, to intrude one s presence into a conference;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intrude — [in tro͞od′] vt. intruded, intruding [L intrudere < in , in + trudere, to thrust, push: see THREAT] 1. to push or force (something in or upon) 2. to force (oneself or one s thoughts) upon others without being asked or welcomed 3. Geol. to… …   English World dictionary

  • intrude — in·trude /in trüd/ vb in·trud·ed, in·trud·ing vi 1: to enter by intrusion 2: encroach a search that intrude s on a person s privacy vt …   Law dictionary

  • intrude — intrude, obtrude, interlope, butt in are comparable when meaning to thrust oneself or something in without invitation or authorization. Intrude both transitively and intransitively carries a strong implication of forcing someone or something in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • intrude — (v.) early 15c., back formation from intrusion, or else from L. intrudere to thrust in (see INTRUSION (Cf. intrusion)). Related: Intruded; intruding …   Etymology dictionary

  • intrude — [v] trespass, interrupt barge in, bother, butt in*, chisel in*, cut in, disturb, encroach, entrench, go beyond, hold up, horn in*, infringe, insinuate, intercalate, interfere, interject, interlope, intermeddle, interpolate, interpose, introduce,… …   New thesaurus

  • intrude — UK [ɪnˈtruːd] / US [ɪnˈtrud] verb [intransitive] Word forms intrude : present tense I/you/we/they intrude he/she/it intrudes present participle intruding past tense intruded past participle intruded 1) to become involved in a situation in a way… …   English dictionary

  • intrude — v. 1) (D; intr.) to intrude into 2) (D; intr.) to intrude on, upon (to intrude on smb. s privacy) * * * [ɪn truːd] upon (to intrude on smb. s privacy) (D; intr.) to intrude into (D; intr.) toon …   Combinatory dictionary

  • intrude — in|trude [ınˈtru:d] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: intrudere, from trudere [i] to push ] 1.) to interrupt someone or become involved in their private affairs in an annoying and unwanted way ▪ Would I be intruding if I came with you? intrude …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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