Intrude

In*trude"

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intruded; p. pr. & vb. n. Intruding.]
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1. To thrust or force (something) in or upon; especially, to force (one's self) in without leave or welcome; as, to intrude one's presence into a conference; to intrude one's opinions upon another.
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2. To enter by force; to invade. [Obs.]
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Why should the worm intrude the maiden bud?
Shak.
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3. (Geol.) The cause to enter or force a way, as into the crevices of rocks.

Syn. -- To obtrude; encroach; infringe; intrench; trespass. See Obtrude.
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