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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Obtrude  \Ob*trude"\,  v.  i. 
  To  thrust  one's  self  upon  a  company  or  upon  attention;  to 
  Syn:  To  {Obtrude},  {Intrude}. 
  Usage:  To  intrude  is  to  thrust  one's  self  into  a  place 
  society,  etc.,  without  right  or  uninvited;  to  obtrude 
  is  to  force  one's  self  remarks,  opinions,  etc.,  into 
  society  or  upon  persons  with  whom  one  has  no  such 
  intimacy  as  to  justify  such  boldness. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Obtrude  \Ob*trude"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Obtruded},  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Obtruding}.]  [L.  obtrudere,  obtrusum  ob  (see  {Ob-}) 
  +  trudere  to  thrust.  See  {Threat}.] 
  1.  To  thrust  impertinently;  to  present  without  warrant  or 
  solicitation;  as  to  obtrude  one's  self  upon  a  company. 
  The  objects  of  our  senses  obtrude  their  particular 
  ideas  upon  our  minds,  whether  we  will  or  no  --Lock. 
  2.  To  offer  with  unreasonable  importunity;  to  urge  unduly  or 
  against  the  will  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  push  to  thrust  outward  [syn:  {push  out},  {thrust  out}] 
  2:  thrust  oneself  in  as  if  by  force;  "The  colors  don't  intrude 
  on  the  viewer"  [syn:  {intrude}] 

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