interlope


in·ter·lope

verb \ˌin-tər-ˈlōp, ˈin-tər-ˌ\
in·ter·lopedin·ter·lop·ing

Definition of INTERLOPE

intransitive verb
1
:  to encroach on the rights (as in trade) of others

Examples of INTERLOPE

  1. <regarded the new couple as a pair of interloping parvenus who were sure to upset the town's social hierarchy>

Origin of INTERLOPE

probably back-formation from interloper, from inter- + -loper (akin to Middle Dutch lopen to run, Old English hlēapan to leap) — more at leap
First Known Use: 1615

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