Obtruded
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 obtrude one's self upon a company; to obtrude one's opinion on another. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The objects of our senses obtrude their particular ideas upon our minds, whether we will or no. --Lock. [1913 Webster]

2. To offer with unreasonable importunity; to urge unduly or against the will. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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