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ride (someone's) butt

To frequently or constantly harass, nag, or upbraid someone to do, accomplish, or complete something. The boss is riding everyone's butt to get the project finished by next week. Quit riding my butt, I'll get it done eventually!
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butt (up) against (someone or something)

1. To be positioned physically next to someone or something. The table is just a little too long—it butts up against the wall over here. Our neighbor's new addition butts against our bushes, unfortunately.
2. To crash into someone or something. My daughter got hurt when another girl on the soccer field butted against her. My car is in the shop because I butted up against a barricade on the highway.
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butt in

To interrupt someone or something. I'm sorry to butt in, but I have some information that might help. Mom is always using the phone in her office to butt in on my conversations!
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butt into (something)

To interrupt something (which is stated after "into"). I'm sorry to butt into your discussion, but I have some information that might help. Mom is always using the phone in her office to butt into my conversations!
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butt out

1. slang An instruction, usually said in frustration, for someone to stop intruding in one's business or conversation. Butt out, sis—I don't need your opinion on everything I do!
2. slang To leave a place hastily. We butted out of the party when we heard sirens approaching.
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butt in (on someone or something)

to interrupt someone or something. Pardon me for butting in on your conversation, but this is important. John butted in on Tom and Jane to tell them that the mail had come.
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butt out

to exit [as abruptly as one has intruded]. (Compare this with butt in (on someone or something). Usually a command.) Butt out! Leave me alone! Please butt out of my life!
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butt in

Interfere, interrupt, intrude. For example, Mom is always butting in on our conversations, or It's against the law for employers to butt in on personal matters. This term alludes to the thrusting of an animal with its horns. [Slang; 1890s]
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butt in

To intrude upon or interrupt someone or something: You're always butting in my conversations, and I wish you'd stop. I can't believe that you butted in on that meeting! We were having a good talk until you butt in.
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butt out

v. Slang
1. To stop interfering or meddling in someone's affairs. Often used as a command: Butt out!—This conversation is none of your business! I wish you'd butt out when I'm trying to talk to my boss.
2. To leave some place hastily; depart: If anyone sees us, let's butt out of the room. The thieves stole my bag and butted out.
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