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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Intrude \In*trude"\, verb (used without an object) [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 families at unseasonable hours; to intrude on the lands of another.

Thy wit wants edge And manners, to intrude where I am graced. --Shak.

Some thoughts rise and intrude upon us, while we shun them; others fly from us, when we would hold them. --I. Watts.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Intrude \In*trude"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Intruded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intruding}.]

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; to intrude one's opinions upon another.

2. To enter by force; to invade. [Obs.]

Why should the worm intrude the maiden bud? --Shak.

3. (Geol.) The cause to enter or force a way, as into the crevices of rocks.

Syn: To obtrude; encroach; infringe; intrench; trespass. See {Obtrude}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: enter uninvited; "They intruded on our dinner party"; "She irrupted into our sitting room" [syn: {intrude}, {irrupt}]

2: enter unlawfully on someone's property; "Don't trespass on my land!" [syn: {trespass}, {intrude}]

3: search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office" [syn: {intrude}, {horn in}, {pry}, {nose}, {poke}]

4: thrust oneself in as if by force; "The colors don't intrude on the viewer" [syn: {intrude}, {obtrude}]

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