butt in

Meaning: to start talking when somebody else is already talking

Synonym: interrupt

For example:

  • butt in David doesn't know how to join in a conversation without butting in.

  • butt in Sorry for butting in, but does anyone know where Bill is? I have an urgent message for him.

Quick Quiz:

Jane has a bad habit of butting in when people are in the middle of

a. eating something

b. saying something

c. stealing something

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Contributor: Matt Errey