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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

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

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

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.
Charles Caleb Colton

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

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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