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obtrude Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb push to thrust outward
    push out; thrust out.
  2. verb thrust oneself in as if by force
    • The colors don't intrude on the viewer

Ob*trude" transitive verb
L. obtrudere, obtrusum; ob (see Ob-) + trudere to thrust. See Threat.
imperfect & past participle Obtruded, present participle & verbal noun Obtruding
  1. To thrust impertinently; to present without warrant or solicitation; as, to obtrude one's self upon a company.
    The objects of our senses obtrude their particular ideas upon our minds, whether we will or no. Lock.
  2. To offer with unreasonable importunity; to urge unduly or against the will. Milton.
Ob*trude" intransitive verb
  1. To thrust one's self upon a company or upon attention; to intrude. Syn. -- To Obtrude, Intrude. To intrude is to thrust one's self into a place, society, etc., without right, or uninvited; to obtrude is to force one's self, remarks, opinions, etc., into society or upon persons with whom one has no such intimacy as to justify such boldness.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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