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interlope

[in-ter-lohp, in-ter-lohp] /ˌɪn tərˈloʊp, ˈɪn tərˌloʊp/
verb (used without object), interloped, interloping.
1.
to intrude into some region or field of trade without a proper license.
2.
to thrust oneself into the affairs of others.
Origin of interlope
1595-1605
1595-1605; probably back formation from interloper, equivalent to inter- + -loper (see landloper)
Related forms
interloper, noun
Synonyms
1. trespass, poach, encroach. 2. meddle.
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Word Origin and History for interlope
v.

early 17c., a back-formation from interloper, or else from inter- + lope (see interloper). Related: Interloped; interloping.

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