Definition of intrude
- intruded himself into their lives
Excuse me, sir. I don't mean to intrude, but you have a phone call.
Would I be intruding if I came along with you?
The plane intruded into their airspace.
Reporters constantly intruded into the couple's private life.
He didn't want to intrude upon their conversation.
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: to come or go into a place where you are not wanted or welcome
: to become involved with something private in an annoying way
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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