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Definition of Intrude

Intrude

  1. 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. 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. To enter by force; to invade.
  4. The cause to enter or force a way, as into the crevices of rocks.

Intrude Quotations

I don't think anyone has the right to intrude in your life, but they do. I would like people to separate the actress and the woman.
Ingrid Bergman

How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
Emily Dickinson

I had in mind a message, although I hope it doesn't intrude too badly, persuading Americans, and especially Southerners, of the critical importance of land and our vanishing natural environment and wildlife.
E. O. Wilson

I think we always view people who make us feel uncomfortable and appear to intrude on our middle-class cozy space, we view them with, if not hostility, at least suspicion, discomfort, embarrassment.
Ian Anderson

An alcoholic father, poverty, my own juvenile diabetes, the limited English my parents spoke - although my mother has become completely bilingual since. All these things intrude on what most people think of as happiness.
Sonia Sotomayor
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Intrude Translations

intrude in Dutch is zich indringen, zich opdringen
intrude in German is eindringen

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