What does obtrude mean?

Definitions for obtrude
əbˈtrudob·trude

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word obtrude.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. push out, obtrude, thrust outverb

    push to thrust outward

  2. intrude, obtrudeverb

    thrust oneself in as if by force

    "The colors don't intrude on the viewer"

GCIDE

  1. Obtrudeverb

    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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. obtrudeverb

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

    Etymology: From obtrudo, from ob- + trudo.

  2. obtrudeverb

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

    Etymology: From obtrudo, from ob- + trudo.

  3. obtrudeverb

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

    Etymology: From obtrudo, from ob- + trudo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obtrudeverb

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

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

  2. Obtrudeverb

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

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

  3. Obtrudeverb

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Obtrude

    ob-trōōd′, v.t. to thrust in upon when not wanted: to urge upon against the will of.—v.i. to thrust one's self or be thrust upon.—ns. Obtrud′er; Obtrud′ing, Obtru′sion, a thrusting in or upon against the will of.—adj. Obtrus′ive, disposed to thrust one's self among others.—adv. Obtrus′ively.—n. Obtrus′iveness. [L. obtrudĕreob, before, trudĕre, trusum, to thrust.]

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  1. doubter, outbred, redoubt

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obtrude in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obtrude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of obtrude in a Sentence

  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.

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

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