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Definition of obtrude verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive] obtrude (something/yourself) (on/upon somebody) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they obtrude
he / she / it obtrudes
past simple obtruded
-ing form obtruding
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to become or make something noticed, especially in a way that is not wanted Music from the next room obtruded upon his thoughts.
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