intrude on

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Related to intrude on: intrusiveness, intrude into
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.intrude on - to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate; "This new colleague invades my territory"; "The neighbors intrude on your privacy"
come in, enter, get in, go in, go into, move into, get into - to come or go into; "the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"
foray into, raid - enter someone else's territory and take spoils; "The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"
References in classic literature ?
They would have none to witness their labours and intrude on their hopes, but the aged stones and grand old oaks.
No, certainly I must not approach him, I must not intrude on his reflections.
A proposed initiative requiring a public vote on a downtown sports arena is illegal because it would intrude on the city's power to oversee redevelopment, according to a legal opinion sought by city officials.