trud-, -trude, trus-, -trusion

(Latin: thrust, push, shove)

1. The forcing of oneself into a situation or onto people's attention in an unwelcome or inappropriate way.
2. Causing an uninvited and unwarranted disturbance of someone's peace and privacy.
3. Description of a rock formed by having moved while in a molten state into preexisting rocks.
4. Describes a speech sound that is introduced between two words with the result of facilitating a more fluent pronunciation.
5. Coming without an invitation or a welcome.
1. Aggressiveness as evidenced by intruding; by advancing oneself or one's ideas without the invitation by anyone else.
2. Synonyms: annoying, bothersome, interfering, distracting, irksome, worrisome, troublesome, irritating, disturbing.
laterotrusion (lat" uhr uhl TROO zhuhn) (s) (noun), laterotrusions (pl)
The pressure  of the mandible movement for chewing on the lower jaw bone during mastication causing the joint to move: Sally's dentist was able to suggest exercises to relieve the discomfort in her facial muscles caused by the laterotrusion on the left side of her face.
obtrude (verb), obtrudes; obtruded; obtruding
1. To thrust something forward or upon another person; especially, without warrant or invitation: Henry was always trying to obtrude his political opinions upon others.
2. To appear or to be present in a way that is unwelcome and which cannot be ignored: The unexpected guest had obtruded her way into the party without an invitation.
To force oneself on others without being welcome.
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obtrusion (ahb TROO zhuhn) (s) (noun), obtrusions (pl)
1. A thrusting upon others by force or being unsolicited: There are obtrusions of crude opinions all around the world.
2. An interference or an unwelcome interruption: During staff meetings at schools, obtrusions by students, parents, a secretary, or even the janitor are not allowed.
obtrusive (adjective), more obtrusive, most obtrusive
1. A reference to a tendency to intrude or to force opinions onto other people: Some well-known people are often plagued by obtrusive photographers.
2. Relating to a person's conduct which is highly noticeable, often with a bad or unwelcome effect: It is usually very difficult to be polite with those who have obtrusive behavior.
3. Descriptive of something that sticks out or is prominent and conspicuous: The old chair in the living room of Karen's next door neighbor is very obtrusive compared to the others she has available.
Characteristic of a stranger pushing himself or herself into prominence when he or she is not a part of the group.
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1. Inconspicuous, unassertive, or reticent.
2. Not undesirably noticeable or blatant; inconspicuous.
protrude (proh TROOD) (verb), protrudes; protruded; protruding
1. To stick out from the surroundings or to make something do this: The wreckage of the ship that sank into the ocean during the terrible storm was seen protruding from the water.

Jane's rebellious child son protruded his tongue at her when she told him to go wash his hands before he came to the dinner table.

The fin of the shark protruded from the water near Adam's boat.

2. To thrust forward; to cause to project outward: The dentist told Mary that her teeth protrude too much and so she would have to wear braces to readjust them.
3. To shoot out or forth; to be thrust forward; to extend beyond a limit; to project: Karl lost his handkerchief because it protruded too far out of the back pocket of his pants when he was going for a walk.
4. Etymology: from Latin protrudere, "to thrust forth"; from pro, "forward" + trudere, "to thrust, to extend, to push".
protrusion (proh TROO zhuhn) (s) (noun), protrusions (pl)
1. Something that sticks out from its surroundings: Before they started renovating the walls in their living room, Maxine and Mark had to remove all the protrusions and leftover wallpaper in order to have a smooth surface to work on.
2. The act of thrusting forward or beyond the usual limit: Strong protrusions with his legs were necessary for the diver to get him back to the surface of the lake again.
3. Something that bulges out or projects from its surroundings: The protrusions on the side of the cliff made it possible for the mountain climber to get to the top by grabbing and holding on to each one as he climbed higher.
1. Jutting or sticking out.
2. Having a brash forward manner.
3. Unduly or disagreeably conspicuous.
1. Tending to protrude; protruding.
2. Unduly or disagreeably conspicuous; obtrusive.
retrude (verb), retrudes; retruded; retruding
1. To thrust back.
2. To move backward or to displace afterward.
subtrude (verb), subtrudes; subtruded; subtruding
1. To push in stealthily or secretly.
2. To place under or to insert under something.
trusion (TROO zhuhn) (s) (noun), trusions (pl)
1. The act of shoving, lunging, pushing, often with force or energy: The swordsmen were taught the art of trusion when dueling or when actually engaged in battle.
2. Displacement of a body part from its initial position: An apparent risk for boxers is the trusion of their noses which may be broken or smashed to one side.
Not interfering or meddling.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "push, shove, thrust": osmo-; pel-; puls-.