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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.
See also: intrude

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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TAHRAN (CyHAN)- Iran has shot down an intruding unmanned aerial vehicle in the west of the country, the official Iranian news agency, IRNA reports.
Sources said the intruding Chinese soldiers asked the Indian soldiers to vacate the area claiming that they were standing in Chinese territory.
The (Iranian) forces at Abu Musa Marine Patrol Base detected two intruding UAE vessels while fishing in the Persian Gulf waters and issued the order for capturing them," said commander of the base Colonel Ali Vesali.
Kurdish Alliance denounces intruding Issawi's offices BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Parliamentary Kurdish Alliance denounced today intruding the offices of finance minister Rafi' al-Issawi, calling these actions as "violating constitutional and legal values of the Iraqi state".
LANDI KOTAL, July 25, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- NATO gunship helicopters violated on Saturday Pakistan's airspace by intruding into Landi Kotal area near Pak-Afghan boarder, private TV channel reported.
An intruding digital camera gives itself away because its picture-making image sensor has an unusual property exiled retroreflectivity.
In its depiction of the New World settlers intruding on natives living in harmony with the land, the movie, which also stars Christian Bale (``Batman Begins''), would seem to continue exploring themes running through Malick's slim body of work.
Incarceration under the present system puts prisoners in a system that operates by rules very different to those of the outside world (as heartbreakingly shown in other articles in the issue) and causes the inmate to be trained (modified for the long term) to cope in that environment, leaving them ill-prepared to function "outside" Is it more ethical to maladaptively modify a person purely by environmental factors without crossing the line of intruding on their biology, or to violate their personal biological boundaries in the hope of rehabilitating them for successful reentry into society?
Gorton of intruding into an airline reservation computer system and causing the cancellation of 60 passenger reservations for international Christmas travel in 2000.
Caregivers can speak privately with internal departments without using the resident's room station and intruding on resident privacy.
We're really just trying to be accessible to people who want to come see us, instead of intruding on people who may not want to talk to us," Hewitt said.
Wary of intruding on performance itself, the approach is less wary of intruding on talk about performance, mastered through theory just as performance is left unmastered.
What we oppose--and what we will continue to oppose--are local municipalities intruding upon the federal domain by attempting to legislate the employee-benefits package of companies like airlines doing business nationwide.
Japan's Defense Agency intends to develop equipment that would use a parachute-like object to slow down intruding spy ships, agency officials said Thursday.
But these occasions are hugely outnumbered by the frequency of governments and politics intruding on religious-moral affairs.