What does the word obtrude mean?

Usage examples for obtrude

  1. Had Dic ever hoped to gain more than a warm friendship from the girl that hope had been shattered for all time, and never, never, never would he obtrude his love upon her again. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  2. I hope therefore that one will leave the examination and judgment of this matter freely to us, without attempting to make us- against the principles of the Reformation and the liberties and laws of the land- executors of the decrees of others, as the man here wishes to obtrude it upon us. – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I. by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  3. But one side of such solitude was that thoughts of the past would arise, would obtrude, and such he steadily put from him. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford