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English definition of “intrude”

intrude

verb [I]
 
 
/ɪnˈtruːd/
to become involved in a situation that people want to be private: I don't mean to intrude, but are you okay? They should not have intruded on the family's grief.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' willGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' willTaking part and getting involved
(Definition of intrude from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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