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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: intrudere, from trudere 'to push'


in‧trude [intransitive]
1 to interrupt someone or become involved in their private affairs in an annoying and unwanted way:
Would I be intruding if I came with you?
intrude into/on/upon
Employers should not intrude into the private lives of their employees.
2 to come into a place or situation, and have an unwanted effect
intrude on
It is to be hoped that TV cameras never intrude on this peaceful place.

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