ob·trude /əbˈtrud, ɑb-/
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.
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.
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]