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intrude

verb [I] uk   us   /ɪnˈtruːd/
C2 to go into a place or situation in which you are not wanted or not expected to be: I didn't realize your husband was here, Dr Jones - I hope I'm not intruding. Newspaper editors are being urged not to intrude on/into the grief of the families of missing servicemen.
Translations of “intrude”
in Vietnamese xâm nhập…
in Spanish entrometerse, molestar…
in Thai บุกรุก…
in Malaysian mengganggu…
in French déranger, empiéter (sur)…
in German stören, eindringen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 闖入,侵擾…
in Indonesian mengganggu…
in Russian вмешиваться…
in Turkish içeri dalmak, rahatsız etmek, münasebetsiz zamanda gitmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闯入,侵扰…
in Polish przeszkadzać, wtargnąć…
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