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intrude

in·trude

intrude

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn trud
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to enter or thrust oneself in when not invited or welcomed.
Forgive me for intruding, but may I speak with you for a moment?He was about to propose marriage to her when the waiter intruded.Protests intruded on the prime minister's visit.His sister intruded on us with yet another question.The government claimed that the foreign submarine intruded into its waters.I want him to stop intruding into my affairs.
synonyms:
barge in, butt in, chime in, cut in, interfere, interlope, interrupt, meddle
similar words:
encroach, impose, intervene, invade, kibitz, nose, obtrude, poke, pry, snoop, trespass
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: intruded, intrudes, intruding
definition: to put, thrust, or force in or upon, esp. when not welcome or appropriate.
He intruded irrelevant comments into their serious discussion.
synonyms:
foist, impose
similar words:
interject
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derivations: intrudingly (adv.), intruder (n.)
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