verb (used with object), in·trud·ed, in·trud·ing.
verb (used without object), in·trud·ed, in·trud·ing.
- intruder in the dust,
- intrusive r
Origin of intrude
Examples from the Web for intrude
Unless there is something that makes it positively necessary for me to intrude myself, I leave you to yourselves.The Camp Fire Girls at the Seashore|Jane L. Stewart
I do not recognize your right to intrude in that affair, and I shall decline to discuss it.Cy Whittaker's Place|Joseph C. Lincoln
But, sir, it is not to lament the irretrievable that I intrude myself upon your leisure.The Plays of W. E. Henley and R. L. Stevenson|Robert Louis Stevenson
I shall keep to my own half of this suite, with the less difficulty because I haven't the slightest wish to intrude on yours.Vision House|C. N. Williamson
Mademoiselle, please do not think that I mean to intrude, I said diffidently, when I had come to her side.The Wasted Generation|Owen Johnson
Word Origin for intrude
early 15c., back-formation from intrusion, or else from Latin intrudere "to thrust in" (see intrusion). Related: Intruded; intruding.