Amanda & Daisy: A Friend in Need?
Episode 10: Just Shut Up!
Amanda: Will you stop butting in, Daisy! You're not listening to me!
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Meaning: If you butt in, you rudely interrupt or join in a conversation without waiting for the other person to finish speaking.
Grammar: This phrasal verb does not take an object. You cannot separate this phrasal verb from its particle.
Tim butted in.
Tim butted in Mark.
Tim butted Mark in.
Example sentence: I enjoyed talking to Maria so much, but Helena butted in so many times...
Synonyms: interrupt, cut someone short, cut in