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English definition of “intrude”

intrude

verb [I]     /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.Arriving, entering and invadingGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' willTaking part and getting involved
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