• (British) IPA: /ɪn.təˈdʒɛkt/
  • (America) IPA: /ɪn.tɚˈdʒɛkt/

interject (interjects, present participle interjecting; past and past participle interjected)

  1. (transitive) To insert something between other things.
  2. (transitive) To say as an interruption or aside.
    • 1791, James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, London: Charles Dilly, Volume I, pp. 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, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Chapter 24,
      ‘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.
    • 1934, Olaf Stapledon, “East is West” in Sam Moskowitz (ed.), Far Future Calling: Uncollected Science Fiction and Fantasies of Olaf Stapledon, 1979,
      As I listened I interjected an occasional sentence of Japanese translation for our guests.
    • 2000, Julian Barnes, “The Hardest Test: Drugs and the Tour de France” in The New Yorker, 21 August, 2000,
      Richard 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.”
  3. (intransitive) To interpose oneself; to intervene.
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