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- (UK) IPA(key): /ɪn.təˈdʒɛkt/
- (US) IPA(key): /ɪn.tɚˈd͡ʒɛkt/
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- Rhymes: -ɛkt
- (transitive) To insert something between other things.
- (transitive) To say as an interruption or aside.
- 1791, James Boswell, “(please specify the year)”, in The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. […], volume I, London: […] Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, […], →OCLC, pages 474-475:
- He roared with prodigious violence against George the Second. When he ceased, Moody interjected, in an Irish tone, and with a comick look, “Ah! poor George the Second.”
- 1848, Anne Brontë, “Chapter 24”, in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall:
- ‘Please, sir, Richard says one of the horses has got a very bad cold, and he thinks, sir, if you could make it convenient to go the day after to-morrow, instead of to-morrow, he could physic it to-day, so as—’
‘Confound his impudence!’ interjected the master.
- 21 August 2000, Julian Barnes, “The Hardest Test: Drugs and the Tour de France”, in The New Yorker:
- Virenque, in a panicky mishearing, replied, “Me a dealer? No, I am not a dealer.” […] Whereupon Virenque’s lawyer interjected, “No, Richard, the judge said leader. It’s not an offense to be a leader.”
- (intransitive) To interpose oneself; to intervene.
to insert something between other things