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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·trude /ɪnˈtrud/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·trude v. i.  To thrust one's self in; to come or go in without invitation, permission, or welcome; to encroach; to trespass; as, to intrude on families at unseasonable hours; to intrude on the lands of another.
 Thy wit wants edge
 And manners, to intrude where I am graced.   --Shak.
    Some thoughts rise and intrude upon us, while we shun them; others fly from us, when we would hold them.   --I. Watts.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·trude, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intruded; p. pr. & vb. n. Intruding.]
 1. To thrust or force (something) in or upon; especially, to force (one's self) in without leave or welcome; as, to intrude one's presence into a conference; to intrude one's opinions upon another.
 2. To enter by force; to invade. [Obs.]
    Why should the worm intrude the maiden bud?   --Shak.
 3. Geol. The cause to enter or force a way, as into the crevices of rocks.
 Syn: -- To obtrude; encroach; infringe; intrench; trespass. See Obtrude.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: enter uninvited; "They intruded on our dinner party"; "She
           irrupted into our sitting room" [syn: irrupt]
      2: enter unlawfully on someone's property; "Don't trespass on
         my land!" [syn: trespass]
      3: thrust oneself in as if by force; "The colors don't intrude
         on the viewer" [syn: obtrude]