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Chime in   /tʃaɪm ɪn/   Listen
Chime in

Break into a conversation.  Synonyms: barge in, break in, butt in, chisel in, cut in, put in.

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"Chime in" Quotes from Famous Books

... at last it was Christmas Eve; the eve, too, of the fatal day of Ida's decision. He dined alone that night as usual, and shortly after dinner some waits came to the house and began to sing their cheerful carols outside. The carols did not chime in at all well with his condition of mind, and he sent five shillings out to the singers with a request that they would go away as ...
— Colonel Quaritch, V.C. - A Tale of Country Life • H. Rider Haggard

... the beautiful Louhi. Or wild stories of an ox with a thousand heads engrossed their fancy, and they lingered fondly over the tales of the hundred horns to plough up the land. Or, again, the old wife would chime in with the weird rune where Winminen's harp blew into the sea, when a boat was manned with a thousand oars to fetch it back, but Winminen destroyed that boat by means ...
— Through Finland in Carts • Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie

... For a time everything was 'a la Macaroni.' It became the phrase of the hour—springing into existence as suddenly, possessing the town as wholly, and disappearing at last as completely as such phrases always do. Of course Cosway must be in the fashion,—must chime in with the universal humour. He dressed in the height of the Macaroni vogue. His small plain person was to be seen in all public places clothed in a mulberry silk coat profusely embroidered with scarlet strawberries, with sword and bag and a small three-cornered hat perched on the top of his ...
— Art in England - Notes and Studies • Dutton Cook

Words linked to "Chime in" :   disrupt, break up, cut off, interrupt

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