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Meaning of “intrude” in the English Dictionary

"intrude" in British English

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intrudeverb [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 ​realizeyourhusband 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 ​missingservicemen.
(Definition of intrude from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intrude" in American English

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intrudeverb [I]

 us   /ɪnˈtrud/
to go into a ​place or be ​involved in a ​situation where you are not ​wanted or do not ​belong: Sorry to intrude, but I ​wanted to ​insure that this got to ​yourattention. Students who ​live in a ​dormregard any ​curfew as intruding on ​theirrights.
(Definition of intrude from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “intrude”
in Spanish entrometerse, molestar…
in Vietnamese xâm nhập…
in Malaysian mengganggu…
in Thai บุกรุก…
in French déranger, empiéter (sur)…
in German stören, eindringen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闯入,侵扰…
in Turkish içeri dalmak, rahatsız etmek, münasebetsiz zamanda gitmek…
in Russian вмешиваться…
in Indonesian mengganggu…
in Chinese (Traditional) 闖入,侵擾…
in Polish przeszkadzać, wtargnąć…
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