Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate

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Examples

  • His thoughts were starting to intrude on his fun, just as the crusat intruded on his time in the pits.

    Chainer's Torment

  • It is stated in a note in O'Meara's journal that "the Emperor was so firmly impressed with the idea that an attempt would be made forcibly to intrude on his privacy, that from a short time after the departure of Sir George Cockburn he always kept four or five pairs of loaded pistols and some swords in his apartment, with which he was determined to despatch the first who entered against his will."

    The Memoirs of Napoleon

  • Governor Macquire, on whom he called the next day for permission to exercise his ministry, bluntly announced his determination not to allow any Popish missionary to intrude on this Protestant colony, and ordered him to depart on the ship that brought him.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • But she didn't ask to intrude on the two Malorys who were still bachelors.

    Tender Rebel

  • Neither Thomas nor Canaris allowed his sympathies to affect the day-to-day running of his department, any more than their brother officers allowed their own feelings to intrude on the ruthless efficiency with which they planned and fought.

    Barbarossa

  • And here let us drop the curtain, nor intrude on that scene of domestic affliction around the deserted hearth-stone of the bereaved family of General Mason.

    Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman

  • Only if another merwoman or merman came would it flare up, granted no one would intrude on her private premises.

    The Color of Her Panties

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