put+in+one's+oar

  • 1 put in one's oar — (Colloq.) Interfere, meddle, intermeddle …

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  • 2 put in one's oar — informal give an opinion without being asked …

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  • 3 To put in one's oar — Oar Oar ([=o]r), n [AS. [=a]r; akin to Icel. [=a]r, Dan. aare, Sw. [*a]ra; perh. akin to E. row, v. Cf. {Rowlock}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle …

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  • 4 put (or stick) one's oar in informal, — put (or stick) one s oar in informal, chiefly Brit. give an opinion without being asked. → oar …

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  • 5 put one's oar in — ► put one s oar in informal give an opinion without being asked. Main Entry: ↑oar …

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  • 6 put one's oar in — phrasal also shove one s oar in or stick one s oar in : to offer usually unwanted advice or assistance : take part in another s affairs usually without being asked or wanted : be meddlesome : interfere had to put their oar in all the time Robert… …

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  • 7 put one's oar in —  Interfere …

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  • 8 shove one's oar in — phrasal see put one s oar in …

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  • 9 stick one's oar in — phrasal see put one s oar in …

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  • 10 Oar — ([=o]r), n [AS. [=a]r; akin to Icel. [=a]r, Dan. aare, Sw. [*a]ra; perh. akin to E. row, v. Cf. {Rowlock}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle at one… …

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  • 11 Oar cock — Oar Oar ([=o]r), n [AS. [=a]r; akin to Icel. [=a]r, Dan. aare, Sw. [*a]ra; perh. akin to E. row, v. Cf. {Rowlock}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle …

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  • 12 oar — oarless, adj. oarlike, adj. /awr, ohr/, n. 1. a long shaft with a broad blade at one end, used as a lever for rowing or otherwise propelling or steering a boat. 2. something resembling this or having a similar purpose. 3. a person who rows;… …

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  • 13 oar — ► NOUN ▪ a pole with a flat blade, used for rowing or steering a boat. ● put one s oar in Cf. ↑put one s oar in ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 14 oar — [ôr] n. [ME ore < OE ar, akin to ON < IE * oyer , rudder pole < base * ei , * oi , pole, rod > Gr oiēion, rudder] 1. a long pole with a broad blade at one end, held in place by an oarlock and used in pairs to row a boat: a single oar… …

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  • 15 oar — [o: US o:r] n [: Old English; Origin: ar] 1.) a long pole with a wide flat blade at one end, used for rowing a boat →↑paddle 2.) put/stick/get your oar in BrE informal to get involved in a conversation or situation when the other people do not… …

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  • 16 oar — /ɔ / (say aw) noun 1. an instrument for propelling a boat, sometimes used also for steering, consisting of a long shaft of wood with a blade at one end. 2. something resembling this or used for a similar purpose. 3. → oarsman. –verb (t) 4. to… …

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  • 17 oar — n. 1 a pole with a blade used for rowing or steering a boat by leverage against the water. 2 a rower. Phrases and idioms: put one s oar in interfere, meddle. rest (US lay) on one s oars relax one s efforts. Derivatives: oared adj. (also in comb.) …

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  • 18 oar — noun a pole with a flat blade, used to row or steer a boat through the water. ↘a rower. verb propel with or as if with oars. Phrases put (or stick) one s oar in informal, chiefly Brit. give an opinion without being asked. Derivatives oared… …

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  • 19 oar — noun (C) 1 a long pole with a wide flat blade at one end, used for rowing a boat compare paddle 1 (1) 2 put/shove/stick your oar in BrE informal to join in a discussion without being asked to …

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  • 20 put — v 1. place, pose, set, lay; drop, Inf. plop, Inf. plunk, Inf. plank, plump; park, station, post, stand; plant, implant, imbed; perch, mount, deposit; situate, locate, emplace, position, center; dispose, allocate, install, collocate, spot,… …

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