Definitions for obtrudeəbˈtrud
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to thrust (something) forward or upon a person, esp. without warrant or invitation.
to thrust forth; push out.
(v.i.)to thrust forward, esp. unduly; intrude.
Origin of obtrude:
1545–55; < L obtrūdere to thrust against =ob-ob - +trūdere to thrust
push out, obtrude, thrust out(verb)
push to thrust outward
thrust oneself in as if by force
"The colors don't intrude on the viewer"
To proffer (something) by force; to impose (something) on someone or into some area.
To become apparent in an unwelcome way, to be forcibly imposed; to jut in, to intrude (on or into).
To impose (oneself) on others; to cut in.
Origin: From obtrudo, from ob- + trudo.
to thrust impertinently; to present without warrant or solicitation; as, to obtrude one's self upon a company
to offer with unreasonable importunity; to urge unduly or against the will
to thrust one's self upon a company or upon attention; to intrude
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