What does intrude mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intrude, irrupt(verb)

    enter uninvited

    "They intruded on our dinner party"; "She irrupted into our sitting room"

  2. trespass, intrude(verb)

    enter unlawfully on someone's property

    "Don't trespass on my land!"

  3. intrude, horn in, pry, nose, poke(verb)

    search or inquire in a meddlesome way

    "This guy is always nosing around the office"

  4. intrude, obtrude(verb)

    thrust oneself in as if by force

    "The colors don't intrude on the viewer"


  1. intrude(Verb)

    to enter without permission

  2. Origin: : From Latin intrudere, from in- + trudere, "to thrust".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intrude(verb)

    to thrust one's self in; to come or go in without invitation, permission, or welcome; to encroach; to trespass; as, to intrude on families at unseasonable hours; to intrude on the lands of another

  2. Intrude(verb)

    to thrust or force (something) in or upon; especially, to force (one's self) in without leave or welcome; as, to intrude one's presence into a conference; to intrude one's opinions upon another

  3. Intrude(verb)

    to enter by force; to invade

  4. Intrude(verb)

    the cause to enter or force a way, as into the crevices of rocks

  5. Origin: [L. intrudere, intrusum; pref. in- in + trudere to thrust, akin to E. threat. See Threat.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intrude

    in-trōōd′, v.i. to thrust one's self in: to enter uninvited or unwelcome.—v.t. to force in.—ns. Intrud′er; Intru′sion, act of intruding or of entering into a place without welcome or invitation: encroachment: a pushing in, an abnormal irruption, esp. in geology, of such rocks as have come up from below into another rock or series of beds; Intru′sionist, one who intrudes, esp. one of those who, before the Scotch Disruption of 1843, refused a parish the right of objecting to the settlement of an obnoxious minister by a patron:—opp. to Non-intrusionist.—adj. Intru′sive, tending or apt to intrude: entering without welcome or right.—adv. Intru′sively.—n. Intru′siveness. [L. in, in, trudĕre, trusum, to thrust.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intrude in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intrude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of intrude in a Sentence

  1. Unknown:

    It is difficult for sorrow to intrude on a busy life.

  2. Ben Silverstone:

    The defendant accepts that such activity should never have taken place and that it had no right to intrude into the private lives of Ms Heather Mills or Fiona Mills in this way.

  3. Ilan Katz:

    Some in the military say 'let us investigate, we have nothing to hide. The moment we investigate, international law won't intrude. There will be no international inquiry and no trial in The Hague,'.

  4. Charles Caleb Colton:

    The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down.

  5. Richard Achiro:

    Like an eating disorder, this can become really rigid, a person’s need for these supplements, to have to take them at certain times during the day can really start to intrude upon one’s ability to live a life that’s otherwise fulfilling.

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