chime in

break into a conversation

her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation

Syn: ↑cut in, ↑put in, ↑butt in, ↑chisel in, ↑barge in, ↑break in
Hypernyms: ↑interrupt, ↑disrupt, ↑break up, ↑cut off
Hyponyms: ↑interrupt, ↑disrupt
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s

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1 ‘Yes, you do that,’ Doreen chimed in: INTERJECT, interpose, interrupt, butt in, cut in, join in; Brit. informal chip in.
2 his remarks chimed in with the ideas of Adam Smith: ACCORD, correspond, be consistent, be compatible, agree, be in agreement, fit in, be in tune, be consonant; informal square.

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Etymology: chime (II)
a. : to join in (as in singing)

the audience chimed in on the chorus

the shrill of grasshoppers chiming in with the monotonous hum of the auctioneer's voice — Ellen Glasgow

b. : to join in in expression of unanimity or agreement

dealers denounced the stricter installment regulations … and certain labor unions chimed in for fear of a drop in employment — John Harriman

2. : to be consistent or harmonious — used with with

asserted that deep feeling chimed in with Christian morals and religion — Roy Pascal

the artist's illustrations chime in perfectly with the text — Book Production

3. : to break into the conversation or discussion to express oneself

critics chiming in every few minutes

: to remark while chiming in

“but he was busy,” chimed in Miss Parton — Dorothy Sayers

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chime in (informal)
To join in, in agreement
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ˌchime ˈin [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they chime in he/she/it chimes in present participle chiming in past tense chimed in past participle chimed in] phrasal verb
to join a conversation by saying something

Feel free to chime in if you’ve got something to add.

chime in with:

George couldn’t resist chiming in with his ‘helpful hints’ about investments.

Thesaurus: to interrupt someone when they are talkingsynonym
Main entry: chime

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1) interject a remark

"Yes, you do that," Doreen chimed in eagerly

2) join in harmoniously

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chime in [phrasal verb]
1 : to add your comment or opinion to a conversation or discussion that you have been listening to

He kept chiming in with his opinions.

“He left hours ago,” Janet chimed in.

2 : to be in agreement or harmony with something

The illustrations chimed in perfectly with the story.

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ˌchime ˈin (with sth) derived
to join or interrupt a conversation

He kept chiming in with his own opinions.

+ speech

‘And me!’ she chimed in.

Main entry:chimederived

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