butt in phrasal

butt in phrasal
verb (I)
1 to interrupt a conversation rudely: Stop butting in!
2 AmE to become involved in a private situation that does not concern you: Things were going real well until you had to butt in!

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • butt out phrasal — verb (I) AmE spoken used to tell someone to stop being involved in something: This has got nothing to do with you, so just butt out! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • butt — butt1 [ bʌt ] noun count 1. ) INFORMAL the part of your body that you sit on: BOTTOM: They ought to get off their butts and go back to work. a pain in the butt: That old computer is a pain in the butt! => KICK1 2. ) the part of a cigarette or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • butt out — intransitive verb Etymology: butt (in) + out (I) : to cease interference or involvement told him to butt out of my personal affairs * * * butt out (N American and Aust) To refrain from interfering • • • Main Entry: ↑butt …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 out — PHRASAL VERB If someone tells you to butt out, they are telling you rudely to go away or not to interfere with what they are doing. [mainly AM, INFORMAL] [V P] She would have liked to tell him to butt out... [V P of n] The time has come for… …   English dictionary

  • butt up — ˌbutt ˈup [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they butt up he/she/it butts up present participle butting up past tense …   Useful english 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 out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms butt out : present tense I/you/we/they butt out he/she/it butts out present participle butting out past tense butted out past participle butted out mainly American spoken used for telling someone rudely to… …   English dictionary

  • butt up — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms butt up : present tense I/you/we/they butt up he/she/it butts up present participle butting up past tense butted up past participle butted up to have one side or edge touching something, or to put …   English dictionary

  • 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

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