verb (used with object), in·trud·ed, in·trud·ing.
verb (used without object), in·trud·ed, in·trud·ing.
Origin of intrude
Synonyms for intrude
Related Words for intruderinfiltrator, invader, raider, thief, trespasser, interloper, burglar, criminal, squatter, snooper, prowler, meddler, nuisance, interrupter, gate-crasher
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Contemporary Examples of intruder
“Ordinarily, you see punch-counterpunch-punch,” as the attacked party tries to fend off the intruder, the former official said.Obama Could Hit China to Punish North Korea
Shane Harris, Tim Mak
December 20, 2014
Pistorius maintains that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder.Witness: Pistorius Suicidal After Shooting Reeva
May 5, 2014
One day the site caught an intruder attempting to copy their conversations.They Want to Know Everything About You
March 5, 2014
Pistorius claims he thought the person in the bathroom was an intruder and that his girlfriend was sleeping in their bed.‘Ray Donovan’ Vs. ‘Scandal’: Could TV Fixers Handle Real-Life Crises?
June 25, 2013
Nearby, Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) has accidentally stabbed her boyfriend, Abe (Charlie Hofheimer), thinking he was an intruder.‘Mad Men’: The Bizarre Megan Draper as Sharon Tate Conspiracy Theory
May 29, 2013
Historical Examples of intruder
It was a pause in Janet's labors that gave the elder first warning of an intruder on his peace.Quaint Courtships
Without changing her position, she looked slowly around at the intruder.One Day's Courtship
His method was to drive straight at the intruder, and to sink his teeth in if he could.
Before he knew what he was doing, he had slashed the intruder twice and sprung clear.
I felt awkward, painfully the intruder into two other people's lives.The Harbor
Word Origin for intrude
1530s, agent noun from intrude. Originally legal.
early 15c., back-formation from intrusion, or else from Latin intrudere "to thrust in" (see intrusion). Related: Intruded; intruding.