Definition of obtrude in English:

obtrude

Syllabification: ob·trude
Pronunciation: /əbˈtro͞od
 
/

verb

[no object]
1Become noticeable in an unwelcome or intrusive way: a sound from the reception hall obtruded into his thoughts
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  • We would seek to avoid obtruding on to the slopes traditionally used for sledging, or to restrict the area used by horse riders.
  • But if such matters obtruded in their investigations then the tribunal was perfectly entitled to investigate.
  • Then the chosen ones would not obtrude with their sleek vehicles.
1.1 [with object] Impose or force (something) on someone in an intrusive way: I felt unable to obtrude my private sorrow upon anyone
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  • Passion is known to obtrude judgement and there is a lot of passionate anti-corporate and anti-American sentiment around.
  • Please excuse me for obtruding my weakness and my finitude, here, into your daily lives.
  • Into this meditation obtrudes another vision, with an entirely distinct vocabulary and resonance.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin obtrudere, from ob- 'toward' + trudere 'to push'.

Derivatives

obtruder

noun
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  • The cannula was fixed to the skull with dental cement and capped with silicon without an obtruder.
  • When a person approaches the haunt of fern-owls (caprimulgi) in an evening, they continue flying round the head of the obtruder.

obtrusion

Pronunciation: /-ˈtro͞oZHən/
noun
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  • At the moment it's independent and free of any sort of didactic obtrusion that those other elements would have created.
  • Well, to be accurate the basketball game was more of an obtrusion to the two and a half hour variety show laid on for our entertainment.
  • He kneeled gently on the earthy floor and took a stick from the ground, and cleared the ground of stones and other obtrusions.

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