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obtrude

[ uhb-trood ]
/ əbˈtrud /
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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.

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Origin of obtrude

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

OTHER WORDS FROM obtrude

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

obtrude
/ (əbˈtruːd) /

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 (əbˈtruːʒən), noun

Word Origin for obtrude

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