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Meaning of INTRUDE

Pronunciation:  in'trood

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

INTRUDE is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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
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