Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of intrude.

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  • adjective projecting inward

Etymologies

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Examples

  • You might be worried about government intruding on your life, but you should be much more worried about people like Sarah Palin intruding on it.

    Scozzafava takes on Palin

  • This was not a reprimand for their boldness in intruding into his company: he that came to seek us never checked any for seeking him; but, on the contrary, it is a kind invitation of them into his acquaintance whom he saw bashful and modest: Come, what have you to say to me?

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • She was somewhat relieved, in fact, since the occasional media person-apologizing profusely for "intruding" -persisted in knocking on her door.

    Hunting Fear

  • I really wanted to be there, even though I was uncomfortable with the idea of intruding into a very personal time for Carolyn.

    Misconception

  • I really wanted to be there, even though I was uncomfortable with the idea of intruding into a very personal time for Carolyn.

    Misconception

  • Leaving is only surrender if fighting is your blood call intruding on common sense inteligence.

    Obama Campaign Winning Today's Spin War With McCain Over Iraq?

  • There was a time when the notion of intruding on the mutual slaughter of millions of Chinese would have had me squawking like an agitated hen, but I knew better now.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • There was a time when the notion of intruding on the mutual slaughter of millions of Chinese would have had me squawking like an agitated hen, but I knew better now.

    Flashman And The Dragon

  • Behind Nails, as behind navis or naca, we want to have a picture of a dark, slender mass with sail or oars, climbing the ridges, with no officious English word intruding: '

    Surprised by Joy

  • Hutchinson wanted to burst forth with questions, but he looked so remote and acidly dignified that there was a suggestion of boldness in the idea of intruding on his reflections.

    T. Tembarom

Comments

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  • My adjectival use: 'I must ask all the intruding people to go out now.'

    August 22, 2011

  • I can't imagine anyone saying intruding people rather than intruders. Well, not in my universe.

    August 22, 2011

  • Tweet:

    "IM SO FUCKING PISSED AT MARY. YOU ARE A CUNT INTRUDING ON MY FAMILY. JUST GO BACK TO DETROIT WHERE YOU'LL BE MORE LIKELY TO GET SHOT”

    @emmo27

    August 22, 2011

  • I see nothing about Detroit in the visuals.

    August 22, 2011

  • Motown is the cat's whiskers?

    August 22, 2011

  • @bilby I agree, and I love the tweet example. Some verbs do not make the best adjectives. What I love about words and Wordie/wordnik is that it validates my desire to use the perfect word in any given situation. (although my circle of family/friends/coworkers often discourages this!)

    August 23, 2011