Intrude - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈtruːd|  American pronunciation of the word intrude
Brit.  |ɪnˈtruːd|  British pronunciation of the word intrude
- enter uninvited
They intruded on our dinner party
- enter unlawfully on someone's property (syn: trespass)
- search or inquire in a meddlesome way (syn: horn in, nose, poke, pry)
- thrust oneself in as if by force (syn: obtrude)
The colors don't intrude on the viewer

Examples

Excuse me, sir. I don't mean to intrude, but you have a phone call.

Would I be intruding if I came along with you?

The plane intruded into their airspace.

Reporters constantly intruded into the couple's private life.

He didn't want to intrude upon their conversation.

The angry patient intruded into the doctor's office.

I never intruded upon him.

The air had intruded itself between the separated surfaces.

Would I be intruding if I came with you?

Employers should not intrude into the private lives of their employees.

It is to be hoped that TV cameras never intrude on this peaceful place.

They intruded on our dinner party

The colors don't intrude on the viewer

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: intrude
he/she/it: intrudes
present participle: intruding
past tense: intruded
past participle: intruded
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