obtrude

verb
ob·​trude | \əb-ˈtrüd, äb-\
obtruded; obtruding

Definition of obtrude 

transitive verb

1 : to thrust out : extrude

2 : to force or impose (oneself, one's ideas, etc.) without warrant or request

intransitive verb

: to become unduly prominent or interfering : intrude

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Other Words from obtrude

obtruder noun

Examples of obtrude in a Sentence

The historical details in the movie do not obtrude—they enhance the story by making it more realistic. please stop obtruding in your brother's affairs

First Known Use of obtrude

circa 1575, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for obtrude

Latin obtrudere to thrust at, from ob- in the way + trudere to thrust — more at ob-, threat

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The first known use of obtrude was circa 1575

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obtrude

verb

English Language Learners Definition of obtrude

: to become involved with something or to become noticeable in an unpleasant or annoying way

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