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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.
See also: intrude, on
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If an animal came close to another animal during the intruder phase while it was retreating or escaping from another opponent, the behavior was not counted as an approach.
8220;We wanted to engage parents, educators and law enforcement in a conversation about violent intruders in our schools,” said Brad Spicer, president of SafePlans.
One of the intruders received a cut to his head in the struggle and one of the occupants received minor injuries.
Symantec Intruder Alert is a host-based, real-time intrusion monitoring system specifically designed for the 64-bit architecture of the Intel Itanium 2 processor, the company claims.
For example, high-ranking males seem less eager than lowly ones to approach an overlapping intruder.
The focal point of the book is Hunt's experience flying 45 combat missions with Attack Squadron 145, and the close bond with his bombardier-navigator (BN), which reinforces the team effort involved in flying the Intruder.
11 wireless LANs from intruders with pioneering technology that deflects intruders and traps them into wireless dead-end connections.
Sergeant Lee Davie and MWD Bastar, Schofield, Barracks, 5th Place, Intruder Detection, Building.
West Midlands Police said the intruder struck as the pensioner washed the dishes in her kitchen in Erdington.
The computer wiretap, placed at Harvard University, enabled NCIS to successfully identify the intruder from among 16,500 user accounts, between 8,000 and 9,000 networked computers, and from 200 to 300 online users generating an estimated 60,000 e-mail messages per day, or 4.
Another element of security is the intruder alarm: It lets you know if someone has gained admission to your file and changed it.
4 Forecast UK Market for Intruder Alarms, by Sector, Volume, 2008-2012
And he began to shoot, striking the intruder numerous times.
Contract notice: Fire and Intruder Alarms Maintenance of .
According to the team of scientists from the University of Melbourne in Australia, when one ant fights with an intruder from another colony it retains that enemy's odour and passes it on to the rest of the colony.