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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

    Etymology: : 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

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

  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

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

  3. Intrude(verb)

    to enter by force; to invade

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

  4. Intrude(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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. Sheika Shamsa:

    This case concerns highly personal and private matters relating to our children. The appeal was made to protect the best interests and welfare of the children. The outcome does not protect my children from media attention in the way that other children in family proceedings in the UK are protected, as a head of government, I was not able to participate in the court's fact-finding process. This has resulted in the release of a' fact-finding' judgment which inevitably tells only one side of the story. I ask that the media respect the privacy of our children and do not intrude into their lives in the UK.

  2. 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,'.

  3. Unknown:

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

  4. Richard Ebeling:

    Who is the fascist? Individualism and the political philosophy of limited government is not only inconsistent with but is the exact opposite of fascism and Nazism. Under fascism and Nazism, the state reigns supreme with absolute power over everyone and all forms of property. It can well be asked: who is the fascist, when the president of the United States and many Democrats and Republicans in congress call for expanded authority for the FBI and other federal security agencies to intrude into the lives of the American citizenry? Who is the fascist, when the call is made for increased power for the FBI to undertake “roving wiretapping” or have easier access to the telephone and credit-card records of the general population? Who is the fascist, when the proposal is made to make it easier for the FBI to investigate and infiltrate any political organization or association because the government views it as a potential terrorist danger?

  5. 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.

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