Definition of obtrude verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

obtrude

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əbˈtruːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈtruːd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they obtrude
BrE BrE//əbˈtruːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈtruːd//
 
he / she / it obtrudes
BrE BrE//əbˈtruːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈtruːdz//
 
past simple obtruded
BrE BrE//əbˈtruːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈtruːdɪd//
 
past participle obtruded
BrE BrE//əbˈtruːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈtruːdɪd//
 
-ing form obtruding
BrE BrE//əbˈtruːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈtruːdɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] obtrude (something/yourself) (on/upon somebody) (formal) to become or make something/yourself noticed, especially in a way that is not wanted Music from the next room obtruded upon his thoughts. The design should not obtrude to the extent that it distracts the reader. This overwhelming sense of despair obtruded itself on me at intervals. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin obtrudere, from ob- ‘towards’ + trudere ‘to push’.
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