intrude

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪnˈtruːd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪnˈtrud/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(in tro̅o̅d)


Inflections of 'intrude' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
intrudes
v 3rd person singular
intruding
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
intruded
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
intruded
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•trude /ɪnˈtrud/USA pronunciation   v.,  -trud•ed, -trud•ing. 
  1. to push, thrust, or force upon someone or something without invitation, permission, or welcome: [+ on + object]I don't want to intrude on you if you're busy.[no object]I hope I'm not intruding.[+ object]The judge intruded her prejudices into the case.
See -trude-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•trude  (in tro̅o̅d),USA pronunciation v.,  -trud•ed, -trud•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to thrust or bring in without invitation, permission, or welcome.
  2. Geologyto thrust or force into.
  3. to install (a cleric) in a church contrary to the wishes of its members.

v.i. 
  1. to thrust oneself without permission or welcome:to intrude upon their privacy.
in•truder, n. 
in•truding•ly, adv. 
  • Latin intrūdere to push in, equivalent. to in- in-2 + trūdere to push
  • 1525–35
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged interfere, interlope. See  trespass. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
intrude /ɪnˈtruːd/ vb
  1. often followed by into, on, or upon: to put forward or interpose (oneself, one's views, something) abruptly or without invitation
  2. to force or thrust (rock material, esp molten magma) or (of rock material) to be thrust between solid rocks
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin intrūdere to thrust in, from in-² + trūdere to thrust

inˈtrudingly adv
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