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intrude

[ in-trood ]
/ 瑟n藞trud /
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verb (used with object), in路trud路ed, in路trud路ing.
to thrust or bring in without invitation, permission, or welcome.
Geology. to thrust or force into.
to install (a cleric) in a church contrary to the wishes of its members.
verb (used without object), in路trud路ed, in路trud路ing.
to thrust oneself without permission or welcome: to intrude upon their privacy.
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Origin of intrude

First recorded in 1525鈥35; from Latin intr奴dere 鈥渢o push in,鈥 equivalent to in-in-2 + tr奴dere 鈥渢o push鈥

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4. See trespass.

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British Dictionary definitions for intrude

intrude
/ (瑟n藞tru藧d) /

verb
(often foll by into, on, or upon) to put forward or interpose (oneself, one's views, something) abruptly or without invitation
geology to force or thrust (rock material, esp molten magma) or (of rock material) to be thrust between solid rocks

Derived forms of intrude

intrudingly, adverb

Word Origin for intrude

C16: from Latin intr奴dere to thrust in, from in- 虏 + tr奴dere to thrust
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