verb (used with object), ob·trud·ed, ob·trud·ing.
- to thrust (something) forward or upon a person, especially without warrant or invitation: to obtrude one’s opinions upon others.
- to thrust forth; push out.
verb (used without object), ob·trud·ed, ob·trud·ing.
- to thrust forward, especially unduly; intrude.
- to push (oneself, one’s opinions, etc) on others in an unwelcome way
- (tr) to push out or forward
v.1550s, from Latin obtrudere “to thrust into, press upon,” from ob “toward” (see ob-) + trudere “to thrust” (see extrusion). Related: Obtruded; obtruding.