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Definition of "intrude" []

  • To put or force in inappropriately, especially without invitation, fitness, or permission: intruded opinion into a factual report. (verb-transitive)
  • Geology To thrust (molten rock) into preexisting rock. (verb-transitive)
  • To come in rudely or inappropriately; enter as an improper or unwanted element: "Unpleasant realities have intruded on [his] presidential dreams” ( Alexander Stille). (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intrude" in a sentence
  • "Sorry to intrude from the other side of the world."
  • "Do not think, dear Mr.. Martin, that you or Mr. Martin can ever 'intrude' -- you know you use that word in your letter."
  • "Justin Bieber 's name intrude on your Twitter stream ever again."