obtrude

  • 1Obtrude — 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

  • 2Obtrude — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3obtrude — [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

  • 4obtrude — 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

  • 5obtrude on — index compel Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6obtrude — (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

  • 7obtrude — *intrude, interlope, butt in Analogous words: *interpose, interfere, intervene, mediate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8obtrude — ► VERB 1) become obtrusive. 2) impose or force on someone. ORIGIN Latin obtrudere, from trudere to push …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9obtrude — [[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

  • 10obtrude — 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

  • 11obtrude — v. (formal) (d; intr.) ( to intrude ) to obtrude on, upon * * * [əb truːd] upon (formal) (d; intr.) ( to intrude ) to obtrude on …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12obtrude — 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

  • 13obtrude — UK [əbˈtruːd] / US [ɑbˈtrud] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms obtrude : present tense I/you/we/they obtrude he/she/it obtrudes present participle obtruding past tense obtruded past participle obtruded formal to be noticeable, or to… …

    English dictionary

  • 14obtrude — obtruder, n. /euhb troohd /, v., obtruded, obtruding. v.t. 1. to thrust (something) forward or upon a person, esp. without warrant or invitation: to obtrude one s opinions upon others. 2. to thrust forth; push out. v.i. 3. to thrust forward, esp …

    Universalium

  • 15obtrude — Synonyms and related words: barge in, boot out, bounce, break in, break in upon, burst in, butt in, cast, cast out, charge in, chuck out, come between, crash, crash in, crash the gates, creep in, crowd in, cut in, defenestrate, detrude, discard,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16obtrude — ob|trude [əbˈtru:d] v [I and T] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: obtrudere to push out at ] if something obtrudes, or you obtrude something, it becomes noticeable where it is not wanted →↑intrude …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17obtrude — [c]/əbˈtrud / (say uhb troohd) verb (obtruded, obtruding) –verb (t) 1. to thrust forward or upon a person, especially without warrant or invitation: to obtrude one s opinions upon others. 2. to thrust forth; push out. –verb (i) 3. to thrust… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 18obtrude — verb (obtruded; obtruding) Etymology: Latin obtrudere to thrust at, from ob in the way + trudere to thrust more at ob , threat Date: circa 1609 transitive verb 1. to thrust out ; extrude 2. to force or impose (as oneself or one s ideas) without… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19obtrude — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. intrude, thrust, interfere. See between. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. 1. intrude impose, *barge in, meddle, interrupt, *butt in, *stick one s nose in, *pry, *horn in. 2. extrude stick out,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20obtrude — ob|trude [ ab trud ] verb intransitive or transitive FORMAL to attract attention or to attract attention to something in a way that is not pleasant or welcome …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English