intrude - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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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.