verb (used with object), ob·trud·ed, ob·trud·ing.
verb (used without object), ob·trud·ed, ob·trud·ing.
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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
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Example sentences from the Web for obtrude
But the same boat carried Walter Fetherston, who took infinite care not to obtrude himself upon their attention.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
At last, she asked Mr. Balfour if she could have the liberty to obtrude a matter of business upon him.Sevenoaks|J. G. Holland
Having fixed his residence near her for some lengthy time he felt in no hurry to obtrude his presence just now, and went indoors.The Well-Beloved|Thomas Hardy
Her own were very neat and small, and she knew that they must obtrude themselves on the eye while she lay prone.Hyacinth|George A. Birmingham
I came to wait upon my Father—to humble myself at his feet—not to obtrude myself upon my Mother!Camilla|Fanny Burney