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: to encroach on the rights (as in trade) of others
: intrude, interfere
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butt in, interfere, intermeddle, intrude, meddle, mess, muck (about or around), nose, obtrude, poke, pry, snoop
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1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1
probably back-formation from interloper, from inter- + -loper (akin to Middle Dutch lopen to run, Old English hlēapan to leap) — more at leap
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to clear from alleged fault or guilt
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