intrude

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intrude (up)on (someone or something)

To involve oneself in something in a way that is meddlesome or unwelcome. I really try not to intrude on my kids, even though they think I'm too involved in their lives. I accidentally intruded upon their seminar before it was over, oops. I didn't realize it was three hours long!
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intrude into (something)

To involve oneself in something in a way that is meddlesome or unwelcome. A reflexive pronoun can be used between "intrude" and "into." I make it a point never to intrude myself into other people's personal affairs. Leave it to Mom to try to intrude into your relationship.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
They would have none to witness their labours and intrude on their hopes, but the aged stones and grand old oaks.
No: I won't intrude on her; I have said I am sorry, in writing.
"I don't intrude on your secrets--I only hope that you have no rash project in view."
it is bad enough to intrude in this way, and I do not know what you can say or think of the time selected, for the intrusion."
'Shameful is when she intrudes into the sovereignty of this country.'
Summary: North Korea has threatened military action if the South intrudes into its territorial waters.
An extruded rubber member having a cross-section in which a portion of a second unvulcanized rubber intrudes between portions of a first unvulcanized rubber is formed by extrusion.
The book isn't perfect, and there are moments where the narrator's voice intrudes on (and thus takes away from) the story.