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obtrude

[ uhb-trood ]
/ 蓹b藞trud /
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Definition of obtrude

verb (used with object), ob路trud路ed, ob路trud路ing.
to thrust (something) forward or upon a person, especially without warrant or invitation: to obtrude one's opinions upon others.
to thrust forth; push out.
verb (used without object), ob路trud路ed, ob路trud路ing.
to thrust forward, especially unduly; intrude.
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Origin of obtrude

1545鈥55; <Latin obtr奴dere to thrust against, equivalent to ob-ob- + tr奴dere to thrust

OTHER WORDS FROM obtrude

ob路trud路er, nounpre路ob路trude, verb (used with object), pre路ob路trud路ed, pre路ob路trud路ing.un路ob路trud路ed, adjectiveun路ob路trud路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for obtrude

obtrude
/ (蓹b藞tru藧d) /

verb
to push (oneself, one's opinions, etc) on others in an unwelcome way
(tr) to push out or forward

Derived forms of obtrude

obtruder, nounobtrusion (蓹b藞tru藧蕭蓹n), noun

Word Origin for obtrude

C16: from Latin obtr奴dere, from ob- against + tr奴dere to push forward
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