Obtrude Definition

ŏb-tro͝od, əb-
obtruded, obtrudes, obtruding
obtruded, obtrudes, obtruding
To thrust forward; push out; eject.
Webster's New World
To offer or force (oneself, one's opinions, etc.) upon others unasked or unwanted.
Webster's New World
To obtrude oneself (on or upon)
Webster's New World

(intransitive) To become apparent in an unwelcome way, to be forcibly imposed; to jut in, to intrude (on or into). [from 16th c.]


Origin of Obtrude

  • Latin obtrūdere ob- against ob– trūdere to thrust treud- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin obtrÅ«dō (“thrust off or against"), from ob- (“ob-") + trÅ«dō (“thrust").

    From Wiktionary

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