Definitions for: Intrude

[v] thrust oneself in as if by force; "The colors don't intrude on the viewer"
[v] enter uninvited; "They intruded on our dinner party"
[v] enter unlawfully on someone's property; "Don't trespass on my land!"

Webster (1913) Definition: In*trude", v. i. [L. intrudere, intrusum; pref. in- in
+ trudere to thrust, akin to E. threat. See Threat.]
To thrust one's self in; to come or go in without invitation,
permission, or welcome; to encroach; to trespass; as, to
intrude on families at unseasonable hours; to intrude on the
lands of another.

Thy wit wants edge And manners, to intrude where I am
graced. --Shak.

Some thoughts rise and intrude upon us, while we shun
them; others fly from us, when we would hold them. --I.

In*trude", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intruded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Intruding.]
1. To thrust or force (something) in or upon; especially, to
force (one's self) in without leave or welcome; as, to
intrude one's presence into a conference; to intrude one's
opinions upon another.

2. To enter by force; to invade. [Obs.]

Why should the worm intrude the maiden bud? --Shak.

3. (Geol.) The cause to enter or force a way, as into the
crevices of rocks.

Syn: To obtrude; encroach; infringe; intrench; trespass. See

Synonyms: irrupt, obtrude, trespass

See Also: barge in, bother, breach, break, break in, break in, bring down, come in, crash, encroach upon, enter, gate-crash, get in, get into, go against, go in, go into, impose, inflict, infract, intrude on, invade, move in on, move into, obtrude upon, offend, take advantage, transgress, violate, visit

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