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in·trude

 (ĭn-tro͞od′)
v. in·trud·ed, in·trud·ing, in·trudes
v.tr.
1. To put or force in inappropriately, especially without invitation, fitness, or permission: intruded opinion into a factual report.
2. Geology To thrust (molten rock) into preexisting rock.
v.intr.
To come in rudely or inappropriately; enter as an improper or unwanted element: "Unpleasant realities have intruded on [his] presidential dreams" (Alexander Stille).

[Middle English intruden, from Latin intrūdere, intrūs-, to thrust in : in-, in; see in-2 + trūdere, to thrust; see treud- in Indo-European roots.]

in·trud′er n.
References in classic literature ?
Then a Stag intruded into his domain and shared his pasture.
The change to this warm and cheerful place of shelter from the chilly and misty solitude of the moor is so luxuriously delightful that I am quite content, for the first few minutes, to stretch myself on a bed, in lazy enjoyment of my new position; without caring to inquire into whose house we have intruded; without even wondering at the strange absence of master, mistress, or member of the family to welcome our arrival under their hospitable roof.
Such is the household (so far as the guide's story goes) on whose privacy we have intruded ourselves!
The idea of lovely Molly now intruded itself before him.
For frivolity and jokes and spotted tights were an offense, when they intruded themselves upon a spirit that was exalted into the vague august realm of the romantic.
High alert was issued in Coimbatore late on Thursday following an intelligence input that six LeT terrorists had intruded into Tamil Nadu from Sri Lanka and had settled in Coimbatore.
Shortly afterward, a Russian warplane intruded into South Korea's airspace twice over the East Sea, prompting South Korea's Air Force to fire warning shots.
Fisherfolk from Palawan and Zambales want the high court to compel the government to run after Chinese vessels that intruded into the country in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
In a statement, Unilever says it has never intruded in an LSA jury's independence and continues to respect its decisions
The Indian Army on Saturday shot down a drone which intruded in Sri Ganganagar sector of Rajasthan.
Indian warplanes intruded into Pakistani airspace in the dark of night on February 26, however, they turned back soon after Pakistan Air Force scrambled its fighter jets.
This morning two Indian aircraft intruded into our territory, in support of the Indian ground troops.