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

 ob·trude /əbˈtrud, ɑb-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·trude v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obtruded, p. pr. & vb. n. Obtruding.]
 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.
    The objects of our senses obtrude their particular ideas upon our minds, whether we will or no.   --Lock.
 2. To offer with unreasonable importunity; to urge unduly or against the will.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·trude, v. i. To thrust one's self upon a company or upon attention; to intrude.
 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 force one's self, remarks, opinions, etc., into society or upon persons with whom one has no such intimacy as to justify such boldness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: push to thrust outward [syn: push out, thrust out]
      2: thrust oneself in as if by force; "The colors don't intrude
         on the viewer" [syn: intrude]