butt out phrasal

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. 2004.

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  • 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 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 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 — 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 — [[t]bʌ̱t[/t]] butts, butting, butted 1) N COUNT Someone s butt is their bottom. [AM, INFORMAL, RUDE] Frieda grinned, pinching him on the butt. 2) N COUNT: oft n N, N of n The butt or the butt end of a weapon or tool is the thick end of its handle …   English dictionary

  • butt — I UK [bʌt] / US noun [countable] Word forms butt : singular butt plural butts 1) a) the part of a cigarette or cigar that is left after you have finished smoking it b) the end of the handle of a gun or tool He was hit over the head with a rifle… …   English dictionary

  • kick butt — phrasal : to use bluntly forceful or coercive measures in order to achieve a desired end ; also : to succeed or win overwhelmingly * * * kick (some) ass/butt/mainly american impolite phrase to show someone what you are capable of doing or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • work — work1 [ wɜrk ] verb *** ▸ 1 have job ▸ 2 spend time doing something ▸ 3 operate well ▸ 4 have effect ▸ 5 move gradually ▸ 6 shape a substance ▸ 7 do calculation ▸ 8 grow crops on land ▸ 9 dig substances out ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive to have a …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • kick — kick1 [ kık ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to hit something or someone with your foot: Mom! Jimmy kicked me! Some children will bite and kick when they get angry. kick something open/closed/shut: Jerry kicked the door open. kick… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grind — 1 verb past tense and past participle ground, 1 INTO SMALL PIECES (T) a) also grind up (T) to break something such as corn or coffee beans into small pieces or powder, either in a machine or between two hard surfaces b) AmE to cut food,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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