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Meaning of “butt in” in the English Dictionary

"butt in" in British English

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butt in

informal
phrasal verb with butt uk   us   /bʌt/ verb [I or T]
C2 to ​interrupt a ​conversation or ​discussion or someone who is ​talking: He ​kept on ​butting in with ​sillycomments.
(Definition of butt in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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butt in

infml
phrasal verb with butt  us   /bʌt/ verb [I/T]
to ​interrupt: Sorry to butt in on you like this, but there’s an ​importantcall.
(Definition of butt in from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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