[ US /əbˈtɹud/ ]
  1. push to thrust outward
  2. thrust oneself in as if by force
    The colors don't intrude on the viewer
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How To Use obtrude In A Sentence

  • I don't want to obtrude upon/on her privacy.
  • A turtle obtrudes its head from its shell.
  • That this did not impair his relations with his mother suggests that he concealed it from her or at least did not obtrude it.
  • Rather, they obtrude persistently into consciousness, perturbing us when we would rather forget them, even disrupting our dreams.
  • I was, in short, "elected," by an obsession equal to a conviction; and what with her insistently obtruded as a bonus I never was permitted to lose sight of the ghastly prize of skill added to merit. Desert Dust
  • Instead of the lost name - Signorelli - two other names of artists - Botticelli and Boltraffio - obtruded themselves.
  • Nothing is barred from consideration as long as it does not obtrude into the lives of others.
  • Aware of their importance to herself, she carefully cherished, but never made them subjects of conversation, nor gave the world an opportunity of censuring what they would have termed her fastidious notions; her religious opinions were never obtruded upon slight acquaintance, and it was only her more particular friends who, beside her family, could form any judgment of her principles, save from her moral conduct. Yamboo; or, the North American Slave
  • Number Thirteen did not know, of course, but the idea obtruded itself, and had sufficient weight to cause him to remain seated upon the edge of the bed meditating upon the act he contemplated. The Monster Men
  • Into this meditation obtrudes another vision, with an entirely distinct vocabulary and resonance.
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