[General] a few collocations of "chime in"

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Dear teachers,

Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the verb in bold in the following sentences?

[FONT=&quot]David, as always, chimed in with the last word when he gave Grace and Diane the “Fashion Train Wreck of the Year” award[/FONT].

[FONT=&quot]When father suggested going to the shore for the vocation, the whole family chimed in with the plan.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]chime in = agree[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Dick was happy, and he holiday music chimed in with his feeling.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]The artist illustrations chime in perfectly with the text.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]chime in = go well together, combine harmoniously[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]I thought it’s time to chime in.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]The conversation was becoming heated, until Merry chimed in with her opinion, to agree within. [/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]chime in= break into a conversation or discussion especially to express an opinion[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]When the argument got hot, John chimed in.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]The whole group chimed in on the chorus.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]She chimed in with the laughter.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]chime in = join in[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]V.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=&quot]David, as always, chimed in with the last word when he gave Grace and Diane the “Fashion Train Wreck of the Year” award[/FONT].
Here, it just means 'joined in'.

[FONT=&quot]When father suggested going to the shore for the vocation, the whole family chimed in with the plan.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]chime in = agree[/FONT]

You appear to be correct in your interpretation, though it is not a common one for 'chime in'

[FONT=&quot]Dick was happy, and he holiday music chimed in with his feeling.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]The artist illustrations chime in perfectly with the text.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]chime in = go well together, combine harmoniously[/FONT]

It seems so.

[FONT=&quot]I thought it’s time to chime in.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]The conversation was becoming heated, until Merry chimed in with her opinion, to agree within. [/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]chime in= break into a conversation or discussion especially to express an opinion[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]When the argument got hot, John chimed in.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]The whole group chimed in on the chorus.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]She chimed in with the laughter.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]chime in = join in[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
Yes.[/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot]Hi [/FONT]fivejedjon,

Thank you for your particularization of the interpretation of the verb in question in the first sentence. Although I took this sentence from English Grammar Workbook for Dummies it was very equivocal for me.

Thank you again for your assistance.

V.
 
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