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butt in

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butt in
     1. v. To join a conversation or situation in which one is not welcome or invited, to interject (connotes a rude or discourteous interruption).
     2. vt. to join a queue not at the end, but in the middle
Analysis
butt
     1. n. (slang) The buttocks, used as a euphemism, less objectionable than arse/ass
     2. n. (slang) The whole buttocks and pelvic region that includes one's private parts.
     3. n. (slang) Body, self.
     4. n. (slang) A used cigarette.
     5. n. The larger or thicker end of anything, the blunt end, in distinction from the sharp end, as, the butt of a rifle. Formerly also spelled but.
in
     1. prep. Contained by.
     2. prep. Surrounded by.
     3. prep. Part of, a member of.
     4. prep. Pertaining to (that particular thing).
     5. prep. Immediately after a period of time.

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Look, maybe I shouldn't butt in here but somebody ought to point out that this isn't much of a loss. 

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