wade in Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"wade in" in British English

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wade in

phrasal verb with wade uk   us   /weɪd/ verb
to ​start to do or say something in a ​forceful way, often without ​thinking about it ​carefully: Even when she ​knows nothing about it, she ​wades in with her ​opinion. When the ​crowdstartedthrowingbottles, the ​policewaded in withteargas.
(Definition of wade in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wade in

phrasal verb with wade  us   /weɪd/ verb [I always + adv/prep]
to ​start to do something in a ​forceful and ​determined way: If there’s a ​problem, she’ll wade in without ​hesitation and ​try to ​solve it.
(Definition of wade in from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wade in”
in Chinese (Simplified) 插手,介入, 插嘴…
in Chinese (Traditional) 插手,介入, 插嘴…
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