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.
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.
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]