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intrude into something

to get involved in something that is someone else's business. I don't want to intrude into your affairs, but I see that you're short of money. Please don't intrude into this matter.
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intrude oneself into something

to work oneself into some matter that is someone else's business. I hate to intrude myself into your conversation, but don't I know you? Please do not intrude yourself into this matter.
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intrude (up)on someone or something

to encroach on someone or something or matters that concern only someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) I didn't mean to intrude upon you. Please don't intrude on our meeting. Please wait outside.
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As part of the study, the researchers exposed male mice to consecutive encounters with other intruding male and female mice.
Three Japanese intruding Chinese military zone without authorisation were released Thursday morning after admitting to have violated Chinese law," Xinhua said.
Although scientists had hoped the Hubble images might unveil the identity of the intruding galaxy, the pictures haven't narrowed the list of suspects.
The SleepCare Nexaver(TM) utilizes a thin pliable sensor pad that easily slips under any mattress and a small feedback vibration box, which vibrates lightly when snoring is detected without intruding on the user's sleep comfort.
This can be achieved "without intruding on academic freedom," he says.
It's a great way to back up important information or to keep sensitive content from intruding eyes.
This enables organizations to easily identify when someone is trying to access their network and with the GPS addition they can physically pinpoint the location of the intruding device.
Previous work by Placer Dome and Inmet Mining has identified a porphyry body intruding ultramafic rocks with localized gold mineralization.
The prospect, with elevations between 2400 and 2900 meters, consists of a conical mountain (Cerro La Guala) expression of a Tertiary hydrothermal breccia pipe intruding metamorphic rock formations.
The proposed 1997 exploration program comprises two stages aimed at identifying gold mineralisation associated with domes of the Sukadarna Granite intruding calcareous sedimentary rocks within a granted 15,810ha KP (Mining Licence) on the island of Pulau Maya.
Covering approximately 700 sq km, the Tolagai property is located in the central part of the License area and is dominated by the Tolagai summit, a large, altered porphyry stock intruding Paleozoic sediments.
The property is underlain by proterozoic mafic and ultramafic rocks comprised of gabbro, troctolite, pyroxenite in contact with and intruding metasedimentary rocks of basic gneiss, orthogneiss and paragneiss.
The Yakishuru prospect is underlain by a diorite stock intruding volcanic greenstones - a geological environment similar to the Omai gold mine in Guyana.