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intrude

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verb in·trude \in-ˈtrüd\

Simple Definition of intrude

  • : to come or go into a place where you are not wanted or welcome

  • : to become involved with something private in an annoying way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of intrude

intruded

intruding

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to thrust oneself in without invitation, permission, or welcome

  3. 2 :  to enter as a geological intrusion

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to thrust or force in or upon someone or something especially without permission, welcome, or fitness <intruded himself into their lives>

  6. 2 :  to cause to enter as if by force

intruder

noun

Examples of intrude in a sentence

  1. Excuse me, sir. I don't mean to intrude, but you have a phone call.

  2. Would I be intruding if I came along with you?

  3. The plane intruded into their airspace.

  4. Reporters constantly intruded into the couple's private life.

  5. He didn't want to intrude upon their conversation.



Origin and Etymology of intrude

Middle English, from Latin intrudere to thrust in, from in- + trudere to thrust — more at threat


First Known Use: 15th century


INTRUDE Defined for Kids

intrude

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verb in·trude \in-ˈtrüd\

Definition of intrude for Students

intruded

intruding

  1. 1 :  to force in, into, or on especially where not right or proper <She intruded into our conversation.>

  2. 2 :  to come or go in without an invitation or right

intruder

noun



Law Dictionary

intrude

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verb in·trude \in-ˈtrüd\

Legal Definition of intrude

intruded

intruding

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to enter by intrusion

  3. 2 :  encroach <a search that intrudes on a person's privacy>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to encroach on or upon without permission or right

intruder

noun




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