verb (used with object), ob·trud·ed, ob·trud·ing.
verb (used without object), ob·trud·ed, ob·trud·ing.
Words nearby obtrude
Origin of obtrude
OTHER WORDS FROM obtrudeob·trud·er, nounpre·ob·trude, verb (used with object), pre·ob·trud·ed, pre·ob·trud·ing.un·ob·trud·ed, adjectiveun·ob·trud·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for obtrude
He kept his place beside her, often watching her in silence, but he did not obtrude himself.A Touch Of Sun And Other Stories|Mary Hallock Foote
She would not obtrude her society where it was not desired, but she would stoop to no pretence by way of excuse.A Question of Marriage|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The whole affair, into which by some extraordinary self-delusion you consider yourself privileged to obtrude, is very simple.Roland Cashel|Charles James Lever
Whenever she came to visit her sposo, she never failed to obtrude herself on my seclusion.Beaux and Belles of England|Mary Robinson
A man might still be a heretic at heart and at his own fireside, so long as he did not obtrude it on the public.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.|William H. Prescott