[ uhb-trood ]
/ əbˈtrud /

verb (used with object), ob·trud·ed, ob·trud·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·trud·ed, ob·trud·ing.

to thrust forward, especially unduly; intrude.

Origin of obtrude

1545–55; < Latin obtrūdere to thrust against, equivalent to ob- ob- + trūdere to thrust


ob·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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British Dictionary definitions for obtrude

/ (əbˈtruːd) /


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 (əbˈtruːʒən), noun

Word Origin for obtrude

C16: from Latin obtrūdere, from ob- against + trūdere to push forward
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