Obtrude Ob*trude", v. i. To thrust one's self upon a company or upon attention; to intrude. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • 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 to a person without warrant or solicitation; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obtrude — [əb tro͞od′, äbtro͞od′] vt. obtruded, obtruding [L obtrudere < ob (see OB ) + trudere, to thrust: see THREAT] 1. to thrust forward; push out; eject 2. to offer or force (oneself, one s opinions, etc.) upon others unasked or unwanted vi. to… …   English World dictionary

  • obtrude — I verb accroach, break in, burst in, butt in, encroach, force, impose, inculcare, infringe, ingerere, interfere, interlope, intermeddle, interpose, interrupt, intervene, intrude, invade, meddle, trespass II index accroach, encroach …   Law dictionary

  • obtrude — (v.) 1550s, from L. obtrudere thrust into, press upon, from ob toward (see OB (Cf. ob )) + trudere to thrust (see EXTRUSION (Cf. extrusion)). Related: Obtruded; obtruding …   Etymology dictionary

  • obtrude — *intrude, interlope, butt in Analogous words: *interpose, interfere, intervene, mediate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • obtrude — ► VERB 1) become obtrusive. 2) impose or force on someone. ORIGIN Latin obtrudere, from trudere to push …   English terms dictionary

  • obtrude — [[t]ɒbtru͟ːd[/t]] obtrudes, obtruding, obtruded V ERG When something obtrudes or when you obtrude it, it becomes noticeable in an undesirable way. [LITERARY] A 40 watt bulb would be quite sufficient and would not obtrude... [V n] Gertrude now… …   English dictionary

  • obtrude — verb /əbˈtɹuːd,ɒbˈtɹuːd/ a) To proffer (something) by force; to impose (something) someone or some area. By which we may see, that they who are not called to Counsell, can have no good Counsell in such cases to obtrude. b) To become apparent in… …   Wiktionary

  • obtrude — v. (formal) (d; intr.) ( to intrude ) to obtrude on, upon * * * [əb truːd] upon (formal) (d; intr.) ( to intrude ) to obtrude on …   Combinatory dictionary

  • obtrude — verb (I, T) formal 1 if something obtrudes, or you obtrude something, it becomes noticed where it is not wanted (+ into/upon): Personal taste is bound to obtrude into a book about wine. compare intrude (1), protrude 2 to stick out or make… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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