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INTRUDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intrude mean? 

INTRUDE (verb)
  The verb INTRUDE has 4 senses:

1. enter uninvited
2. enter unlawfully on someone's property
3. search or inquire in a meddlesome way
4. thrust oneself in as if by force

  Familiarity information: INTRUDE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTRUDE (verb)


Sense 1intrude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enter uninvited

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

intrude; irrupt

Context examples:

They intruded on our dinner party / She irrupted into our sitting room

Hypernyms (to "intrude" is one way to...):

come in; enter; get in; get into; go in; go into; move into (to come or go into)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "intrude"):

break in (intrude on uninvited)

bother (intrude or enter uninvited)

barge in; crash; gate-crash (enter uninvited; informal)

move in on (make intrusive advances towards)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Also:

intrude on (to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate)


Sense 2intrude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enter unlawfully on someone's property

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

trespass; intrude

Context example:

Don't trespass on my land!

Hypernyms (to "intrude" is one way to...):

breach; break; go against; infract; offend; transgress; violate (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "intrude"):

break; break in (enter someone's property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3intrude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Search or inquire in a meddlesome way

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

horn in; nose; poke; pry; intrude

Context example:

This guy is always nosing around the office

Hypernyms (to "intrude" is one way to...):

look; search (search or seek)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4intrude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Thrust oneself in as if by force

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

obtrude; intrude

Context example:

The colors don't intrude on the viewer

Hypernyms (to "intrude" is one way to...):

bring down; impose; inflict; visit (impose something unpleasant)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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