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intrude

[ in-trood ]
/ ɪnˈtrud /
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verb (used with object), in·trud·ed, in·trud·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·trud·ed, in·trud·ing.
to thrust oneself without permission or welcome: to intrude upon their privacy.
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Origin of intrude

First recorded in 1525–35; from Latin intrūdere “to push in,” equivalent to in-in-2 + trūdere “to push”

synonym study for intrude

4. See trespass.

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British Dictionary definitions for intrude

intrude
/ (ɪnˈtruːd) /

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 intrūdere to thrust in, from in- ² + trūdere to thrust
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