verb (used with object)
to thrust or bring in without invitation, permission, or welcome.
to thrust or force
to install (a cleric) in a church contrary to the wishes of its members.
verb (used without object)
to thrust oneself without permission or welcome: to intrude upon their privacy.
Origin: 1525–35; Related forms
< Latin intrūdere
to push in, equivalent to in- in-2
interfere, interlope. See trespass