Definitions for obtrudeəbˈtrud

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. push out, obtrude, thrust out(verb)

    push to thrust outward

  2. intrude, obtrude(verb)

    thrust oneself in as if by force

    "The colors don't intrude on the viewer"


  1. Obtrude(v. t.)

    To thrust impertinently; to present to a person without warrant or solicitation; as, to obtrude one's self upon a company; to obtrude one's opinion on another.

  2. Origin: [L. obtrudere, obtrusum; ob (see Ob-) + trudere to thrust. See Threat.]


  1. obtrude(Verb)

    To proffer (something) by force; to impose (something) on someone or into some area.

  2. obtrude(Verb)

    To become apparent in an unwelcome way, to be forcibly imposed; to jut in, to intrude (on or into).

  3. obtrude(Verb)

    To impose (oneself) on others; to cut in.

  4. Origin: From obtrudo, from ob- + trudo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obtrude(verb)

    to thrust impertinently; to present without warrant or solicitation; as, to obtrude one's self upon a company

  2. Obtrude(verb)

    to offer with unreasonable importunity; to urge unduly or against the will

  3. Obtrude(verb)

    to thrust one's self upon a company or upon attention; to intrude

  4. Origin: [L. obtrudere, obtrusum; ob (see Ob-) + trudere to thrust. See Threat.]

Anagrams for obtrude »

  1. doubter, outbred, redoubt

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ingrid Bengis:

    The real questions are the ones that obtrude upon your consciousness whether you like it or not, the ones that make your mind start vibrating like a jackhammer, the ones that you "come to terms with" only to discover that they are still there. The real questions refuse to be placated. They barge into your life at the times when it seems most important for them to stay away. They are the questions asked most frequently and answered most inadequately, the ones that reveal their true natures slowly, reluctantly, most often against your will.

Translations for obtrude

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • tyrkyttää, tunkea, tyrkyttäytyä, tungetella, tuputtaa, tunkeutua, pakottaaFinnish
  • transparaître, empiéterFrench
  • opdringenDutch
  • навязываться, навязыватьRussian

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