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cut in

phrasal verb with cut uk   /kʌt/ us   /kʌt/ verb present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut
  • (TALK)

to interrupt what someone is saying by saying something yourself: I was just talking to Jan, when Dave cut in (on us/our conversation).
  • (DRIVE)

to make a sudden sideways movement in order to position your car in front of another car, not leaving a safe distance between the two vehicles: Did you see that white car cut in (on us/in front of us)?
See also
  • (START)

If a machine cuts in, it starts, usually automatically: If the computer starts to overheat, the fan cuts in.
(Definition of cut in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cut in”
in Chinese (Simplified) 说话, 插嘴, 打断别人的话…
in Chinese (Traditional) 說話, 插嘴, 打斷別人的話…
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