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English verb: intrude

1. intrude (motion) enter uninvited

SamplesThey intruded on our dinner party.
She irrupted into our sitting room.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)come in, enter, get in, get into, go in, go into, move into

Narrower (hyponym)barge in, bother, break in, crash, gate-crash, move in on

2. intrude (social) enter unlawfully on someone's property

SamplesDon't trespass on my land!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate

Narrower (hyponym)break, break in

3. intrude (perception) search or inquire in a meddlesome way

SamplesThis guy is always nosing around the office.

Synonymshorn in, nose, poke, pry

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)look, search

4. intrude (communication) thrust oneself in as if by force

SamplesThe colors don't intrude on the viewer.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)bring down, impose, inflict, visit

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