Definition 2023


butt in

See also: buttin'



butt in (third-person singular simple present butts in, present participle butting in, simple past and past participle butted in)

  1. (idiomatic) To join a conversation or situation in which one is not welcome or invited; to interject (connotes a rude or discourteous interruption).
    Hey, this is none of your business, don’t butt in!
    Forgive me for butting in.
  2. (transitive) to join a queue not at the end, but in the middle

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