WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- to push, thrust, or force upon someone or something without invitation, permission, or welcome: [~ + on + object]I don't want to intrude on you if you're busy.[no object]I hope I'm not intruding.[~ + object]The judge intruded her prejudices into the case.
- to thrust or bring in without invitation, permission, or welcome.
- Geologyto thrust or force into.
- to install (a cleric) in a church contrary to the wishes of its members.
- to thrust oneself without permission or welcome:to intrude upon their privacy.
- Latin intrūdere to push in, equivalent. to in- in-2 + trūdere to push
- 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged interfere, interlope. See trespass.