As verbs the difference between intrude and snoop
is that intrude
is to thrust oneself in; to come or enter without invitation, permission, or welcome; to encroach; to trespass while snoop
is to be devious and cunning so as not to be seen.
As a noun snoop is
the act of snooping.
To thrust oneself in; to come or enter without invitation, permission, or welcome; to encroach; to trespass.
* I. Watts
- to intrude''' on families at unseasonable hours; to '''intrude on the lands of another
- Some thoughts rise and intrude upon us, while we shun them; others fly from us, when we would hold them.
To be devious and cunning so as not to be seen.
To secretly spy on or investigate, especially into the private personal life of others.
- If I had not snooped on her, I wouldn't have found out that she lied about her degree.
The act of snooping
One who snoops
A private detective
- Be careful what you say around Gene because he's the bosses' snoop .
- She hired a snoop to find out if her husband was having an affair.
* 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology , Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988