chisel in

chis·el in
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chiz-uh l in]
    • /ˈtʃɪz əl ɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chiz-uh l in]
    • /ˈtʃɪz əl ɪn/

Definition of chisel in words

  • noun chisel in to force oneself upon others without being asked or welcomed 3

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Parts of speech for Chisel in


chisel in popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for chisel in

verb chisel in

  • barge in — If you barge in or barge in on someone, you rudely interrupt what they are doing or saying.
  • bother — If you do not bother to do something or if you do not bother with it, you do not do it, consider it, or use it because you think it is unnecessary or because you are too lazy.
  • cut in — If you cut in on someone, you interrupt them when they are speaking.
  • disturb — to interrupt the quiet, rest, peace, or order of; unsettle.
  • interject — to insert between other things: to interject a clarification of a previous statement.

Antonyms for chisel in

verb chisel in

  • allow — If someone is allowed to do something, it is all right for them to do it and they will not get into trouble.
  • subtract — to withdraw or take away, as a part from a whole.
  • please — (used as a polite addition to requests, commands, etc.) if you would be so obliging; kindly: Please come here. Will you please turn the radio off?
  • leave — to go out of or away from, as a place: to leave the house.
  • leave alone — separate, apart, or isolated from others: I want to be alone.

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