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  • italbrac RP /ˌɪntəˈmɛdəl/
  • italbrac US /ˌɪntɚˈmɛdəl/
  • Rhymes with: -ɛdəl


  1. To butt in, to interfere in matters pertaining to other people.


  • 1749 — Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Book I, ch 2
    Reader, I think proper, before we proceed any farther together, to acquaint thee that I intend to digress, through this whole history, as often as I see occasion, of which I am myself a better judge than any pitiful critic whatever; and here I must desire all those critics to mind their own business, and not to intermeddle with affairs or works which no ways concern them; for till they produce the authority by which they are constituted judges, I shall not plead to their jurisdiction.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Paul-Pry, arrest, bottle up, busybody, butt in, check, countercheck, curb, dam up, damp, dampen, delay, detain, encroach, entrench, fool, fool with, hinder, hold back, hold in check, hold up, horn in, impede, inhibit, intercept, interfere, interlope, interrupt, intervene, invade, keep back, keep in check, kibitz, make, meddle, meddle with, mess with, monkey with, nose, oppose, pry, repress, resist, restrain, retard, scotch, set back, slacken, snoop, snub, suppress, tamper with, trespass
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