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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intruding - projecting inward
intrusive - thrusting inward; "an intrusive arm of the sea"
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Against staying longer, however, Elizabeth was positively resolved-- nor did she much expect it would be asked; and fearful, on the contrary, as being considered as intruding themselves needlessly long, she urged Jane to borrow Mr.
'What - ' but as if suddenly recollecting her aunt's presence, she checked herself, and, turning to that lady, continued - 'Why, aunt, this man is my brother's close friend, and was my own intimate acquaintance (for a few short months at least), and professed a great attachment to my boy - and when he passes the house, so many scores of miles from his home, he declines to look in for fear of intruding!'
Walking among the sleeping birds in the hedges, watching the skipping rabbits on a moonlit warren, or standing under a pheasant-laden bough, she looked upon herself as a figure of Guilt intruding into the haunts of Innocence.
The Philippine Navy (PN) will be more capable of securing the country's vast waters and deal with intruding foreign vessels once additional assets are acquired to beef up its inventory.
NPSS means that a military target has not been hit because hitting a military target would be construed as an act of war.' Similarly , our military spokesman said: 'Our air defense did spot the Indian aircrafts intruding across the LoC but did not engage them because no military targets were involved.'
Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said early Tuesday' Indian military air crafts committed violation of LoC by intruding from Muzaffarabad sector.
He said the "timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force" forced the intruding aircraft to "release payload in haste while escaping, which fell near Balakot.
President Weah and his entourage were returning from Gbarnga, Bong County following a Church Service when the intruding van collided with the Executive Mansion Press jeep (Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep) in the Presidential convoy, killing two persons instantly and seriously injuring the driver and all occupants of the press car.
In Western Sulaiman Fold-Thrust Belt, NW Pakistan, the sills are intruding mainly Triassic-Jurassic successions of Indian platform sediments.
The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted the high-ranking sources as reporting that the air defense units intercepted most of the enemy's intruding missiles without using S300 air defense missile system last night.
However, he also said that this does not mean that they will not push through with the bridge project, since there may be other ways to construct the bridge without it intruding in the buffer zone requirement.
For the intruding branches in your garden you could cut that part which intrudes in your garden.