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obtrude

[uh b-trood] /əbˈtrud/
verb (used with object), obtruded, obtruding.
1.
to thrust (something) forward or upon a person, especially without warrant or invitation:
to obtrude one's opinions upon others.
2.
to thrust forth; push out.
verb (used without object), obtruded, obtruding.
3.
to thrust forward, especially unduly; intrude.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin obtrūdere to thrust against, equivalent to ob- ob- + trūdere to thrust
Related forms
obtruder, noun
preobtrude, verb (used with object), preobtruded, preobtruding.
unobtruded, adjective
unobtruding, adjective
Synonyms
1. impose, force. 3. shove, push.
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  • His moral values-firmly held but not obtruded-are those of decent church-going people anywhere.
  • If my readings are of little value, they have not been ostentatiously displayed or importunately obtruded.
British Dictionary definitions for obtruded

obtrude

/əbˈtruːd/
verb
1.
to push (oneself, one's opinions, etc) on others in an unwelcome way
2.
(transitive) to push out or forward
Derived Forms
obtruder, noun
obtrusion (əbˈtruːʒən) noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin obtrūdere, from ob- against + trūdere to push forward
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Word Origin and History for obtruded

obtrude

v.

1550s, from Latin obtrudere "to thrust into, press upon," from ob "toward" (see ob-) + trudere "to thrust" (see extrusion). Related: Obtruded; obtruding.

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