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verb [intransitive] intrude pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈtrud/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleintruding
past tenseintruded
past participleintruded
  1. 1
    to become involved in a situation in a way that is not welcome to other people, for example by getting involved in their private lives
    I was very concerned about her, but I didn’t want to intrude.
    intrude into/on/upon: Civil Rights campaigners say the new laws will intrude on people’s personal freedom.
  2. 2
    to enter a place where you are not allowed to go
    intrude into: One of their planes intruded into our airspace.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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