intrude definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To put or force in wrongly, specifically without invite, physical fitness, or authorization: intruded opinion into a factual report.
    • Geology To push (molten stone) into preexisting stone.
    • To push or force (anything) in or upon; specifically, to make (one's self) in without leave or welcome
    • To enter by power; to invade.
    • the reason to enter or force a means, as in to the crevices of rocks.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To come in rudely or wrongly; enter as an improper or undesired factor: "Unpleasant realities have intruded on [his] presidential goals” ( Alexander Stille).
    • To thrust one's self in; to come or go in without invitation, permission, or welcome; to encroach; to trespass
  • verb:
    • to enter without permission
    • search or ask in a meddlesome method
    • enter uninvited
    • enter unlawfully on another person's property
    • thrust yourself in as if by force
  • others:
    • To thrust in; bring in forcibly.
    • To push or make without requisite or right; bring forward unwarrantably or wrongly: often utilized reflexively.
    • To press or crowd in; push into some uncommon, incorrect, or unusual spot or place: as, intruded rocks or dikes in a geological formation.
    • To enter forcibly; invade.
    • ahead or looks as if pushed in; enter without necessity or warrant; particularly, ahead in unbidden and unwelcomely: since, to intrude upon an exclusive group; to intrude in which one is perhaps not wanted.
    • Synonyms Encroach upon, Infringe upon, etc. See trespass, v. i. Intrude, Obtrude. The primary difference between these words lies in the prepositions: intrude, to thrust an individual's self into places, invading privacy or personal liberties; obtrude, to push an individual's self out beyond modesty or the limitations right to ourselves, and offensively up against the attention, etc., of others.

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