- 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.
- to thrust forward, especially unduly; intrude.
Origin of obtrude
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Examples from the Web for obtrude
Historical Examples of obtrude
Now, with Wilson as he was, was no time to obtrude his own story.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Style should not obtrude between a writer and his reader; it should be servant, not master.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
I felt that to obtrude my consolations on her then would only serve to aggravate her sufferings.The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
She would not have dared to obtrude into the negotiations which seemed at hand.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
He will not obtrude his views on others, but speak his mind freely when occasion calls for it.Self-Help
- to push (oneself, one's opinions, etc) on others in an unwelcome way
- (tr) to push out or forward