obtrude

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verb ob·trude \ əb-ˈtrüd , äb- \

Definition of obtrude

obtruded; obtruding
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

obtruder

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Examples of obtrude in a Sentence

  1. The historical details in the movie do not obtrude—they enhance the story by making it more realistic.

  2. please stop obtruding in your brother's affairs

Origin and Etymology of obtrude

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


OBTRUDE Defined for English Language Learners

obtrude

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Definition of obtrude for English Language Learners

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



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