Definition of intruder in English:



  • A person who intrudes, especially into a building with criminal intent.

    ‘the intruder had pulled out drawers and dumped their contents on the floor’
    • ‘He is apparently viewed as a troublemaker and an intruder who should be ousted as soon as possible.’
    • ‘The choice between trapping and evicting an intruder is a recurring dilemma in cyber security.’
    • ‘That having been done, we know we are not dealing with a robber or an ordinary intruder, do we not?’
    • ‘Birds do this by pretending to have a broken wing, to pull intruders away from their nests.’
    • ‘Like me, they know how it feels to have your most private space invaded by an intruder.’
    • ‘The intruders are believed to have got into the building through an unlocked door.’
    • ‘Back then, intruders were not prosecuted, but were dealt with a little more severely.’
    • ‘Doors and windows at the Barfield Road building have been damaged by vandals and intruders in recent weeks.’
    • ‘A terrified burglary victim was threatened with an axe after finding intruders in his home.’
    • ‘He lay in wait for the intruders, having been the victim of earlier burglaries, chased them out of the house and shot them both.’
    • ‘As proved in the dismissal of the whole rewriting the law on intruders.’
    • ‘The intruder left the premises, taking a quantity of money and other items.’
    • ‘If any intruders were to come into the house at that particular time, I'd have whacked them.’
    • ‘The temptation is for the intruder to go to the open part of the premises in order to attempt to commit an offence.’
    • ‘The owner of a mail order lingerie business which was ransacked by burglars has spoken of her disgust at the intruders.’
    • ‘The property is fairly isolated and an intruder would not be easy to spot without someone being on site permanently.’
    • ‘A woman today told of her terror as she fought with an intruder trying to burgle her home at night.’
    • ‘He denied attacking his wife and setting fire to the house and alleged that it had been done by intruders.’
    • ‘Police said last night that the intruder may have been working with an accomplice who waited outside the flat.’
    • ‘The intruder, or intruders, then found the safe key and helped themselves to the cash within.’
    trespasser, interloper, invader, prowler, infiltrator, encroacher, violator
    burglar, housebreaker, thief, raider, robber, cat burglar
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