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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intrude  \In*trude"\,  v.  i.  [L.  intrudere,  intrusum  pref.  in-  in 
  +  trudere  to  thrust,  akin  to  E.  threat.  See  {Threat}.] 
  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. 
 
  Thy  wit  wants  edge  And  manners,  to  intrude  where  I  am 
  graced.  --Shak. 
 
  Some  thoughts  rise  and  intrude  upon  us  while  we  shun 
  them  others  fly  from  us  when  we  would  hold  them  --I. 
  Watts. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intrude  \In*trude"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Intruded};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Intruding}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  To  enter  by  force;  to  invade.  [Obs.] 
 
  Why  should  the  worm  intrude  the  maiden  bud?  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Geol.)  The  cause  to  enter  or  force  a  way  as  into  the 
  crevices  of  rocks. 
 
  Syn:  To  obtrude;  encroach;  infringe;  intrench;  trespass.  See 
  {Obtrude}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intrude 
  v  1:  enter  uninvited;  "They  intruded  on  our  dinner  party"  [syn:  {irrupt}] 
  2:  enter  unlawfully  on  someone's  property;  "Don't  trespass  on 
  my  land!"  [syn:  {trespass}] 
  3:  thrust  oneself  in  as  if  by  force;  "The  colors  don't  intrude 
  on  the  viewer"  [syn:  {obtrude}] 




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