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  • 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 , 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 — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. interlope, intervene, interfere; butt in, trespass, encroach; overstep, obtrude. See between, ingress. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. meddle, interfere, interrupt, obtrude, interlope, impose, trespass,… …   English dictionary for students

  • intrude on — verb to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate This new colleague invades my territory The neighbors intrude on your privacy • Syn: ↑invade, ↑obtrude upon, ↑encroach upon • Derivationally related forms: ↑invasive …   Useful english dictionary

  • intrude — intruder, n. intrudingly, adv. /in troohd /, v., intruded, intruding. v.t. 1. to thrust or bring in without invitation, permission, or welcome. 2. Geol. to thrust or force into. 3. to install (a cleric) in a church contrary to the wishes of its… …   Universalium

  • intrude — [c]/ɪnˈtrud / (say in troohd) verb (intruded, intruding) –verb (t) 1. to thrust or bring in without reason, permission, or welcome. 2. Geology to thrust or force in. –verb (i) 3. to thrust oneself in; come uninvited: to intrude upon his privacy.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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·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. 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

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