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English definition of “butt out”

butt out

slang phrasal verb with butt    /bʌt/ verb [I/T]
to stop being involved in something: This is none of your business, so butt out.
(Definition of butt out from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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