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Meaning of OBTRUDE

Pronunciation:  ub'trood

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  thrust oneself in as if by force; "The colors don't intrude on the viewer"
  2. [v]  push to thrust outward

OBTRUDE is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: intrude, push out, thrust out
 See Also: bring down, force, impose, inflict, push, visit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ob*trude"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obtruded}, p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Obtruding}.] [L. obtrudere, obtrusum; ob (see {Ob-})
    + trudere to thrust. See {Threat}.]
    1. To thrust impertinently; to present without warrant or
       solicitation; as, to obtrude one's self upon a company.
             The objects of our senses obtrude their particular
             ideas upon our minds, whether we will or no. --Lock.
    2. To offer with unreasonable importunity; to urge unduly or
       against the will. --Milton.
  2. \Ob*trude"\, v. i.
    To thrust one's self upon a company or upon attention; to
    Syn: To {Obtrude}, {Intrude}.
    Usage: To intrude is to thrust one's self into a place,
           society, etc., without right, or uninvited; to obtrude
           is to force one's self, remarks, opinions, etc., into
           society or upon persons with whom one has no such
           intimacy as to justify such boldness.
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