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Definitions of interrupt

  1. To break into, or between; to stop, or hinder by breaking in upon the course or progress of; to interfere with the current or motion of; to cause a temporary cessation of; as, to interrupt the remarks speaking. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of; as, the evenness of the road was not interrupted by a single hill. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To stop or hinder by breaking in upon; break into (something which is continuous); cause to be delayed; end suddenly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To break in between: to stop or hinder by breaking in upon: to divide: to break continuity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To stop by interfering; divide. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To break in upon; stop while in progress; check; hinder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. destroy the peace or tranquility of; "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. end prematurely; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. To stop or hinder by breaking in upon; to block; to break continuity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To stop or hinder by breaking in upon the course or progress of; to divide or separate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Broken; interrupted. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Interruption. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Usage examples for interrupt

  1. If anything happens to me- no, don't interrupt and after a reasonable time has gone, say a month, and you are not restored, and especially if Allah- din Khan should attempt to pass you on to strangers- then produce it. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  2. " Well, don't interrupt our game. – On With Torchy by Sewell Ford
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