butt in
intransitive verb Date: 1900 to meddle in the affairs of others ; interfere

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • butt in — [v] meddle barge in, bother, burst in, charge in, chisel in*, cut in, disturb, get into the act*, interject, interrupt, intrude, muscle in, pester, poke one’s face in*, pry, put one’s two cents in*; concepts 14,159,208,266,384 …   New thesaurus

  • butt in — index interrupt, obtrude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • butt in — vb *intrude, obtrude, interlope Analogous words: interfere, *meddle, intermeddle: *interpose, intervene, interfere, mediate, intercede Contrasted words: withdraw, retire (see GO): *refrain, abstain, forbear …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • butt in — verb break into a conversation her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation • Syn: ↑chime in, ↑cut in, ↑put in, ↑chisel in, ↑barge in, ↑break in • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • butt in — v. (D; intr.) to butt in on (to butt in on a conversation) * * * [ bʌt ɪn] (D; intr.) to butt in on (to butt in on a conversation) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • butt in — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms butt in : present tense I/you/we/they butt in he/she/it butts in present participle butting in past tense butted in past participle butted in informal to join a conversation or activity without being asked… …   English dictionary

  • butt in — I ve asked you not to butt in when your father and I are talking Syn: interrupt, break in, cut in, chime in, interject, intervene, interfere, interpose; informal poke one s nose in, put one s oar in …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • butt in — PHRASAL VERB (disapproval) If you say that someone is butting in, you are criticizing the fact that they are joining in a conversation or activity without being asked to. [V P] Sorry, I don t mean to butt in... [V P with quote] I should think not …   English dictionary

  • butt-in — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: butt in 1. : one who butts in 2. Britain : the first bid in contract bridge made by a member of the side that did not open the bidding : overcall …   Useful english dictionary

  • butt in — verb To join a conversation or situation in which one is not welcome or invited; to interject (connotes a rude or discourteous interruption). Hey, this is none of your business, don’t butt in! …   Wiktionary

  • butt in — to interrupt. Sorry to butt in on you like this, but there s an important call …   New idioms dictionary

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