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in·ter·fere

 (ĭn′tər-fîr′)
intr.v. in·ter·fered, in·ter·fer·ing, in·ter·feres
1. To be or create a hindrance or obstacle: The rain interfered with our plans to go on a picnic.
2. Sports To perform an act of interference.
3. To intervene or intrude in the affairs of others; meddle.
4. To strike one hoof against the opposite hoof or leg while moving. Used of a horse.
5. Physics & Electronics To cause interference.

[Middle English enterferen, from Old French s'entreferer, to strike one another : entre-, between (from Latin inter-; see inter-) + ferir, to strike (from Latin ferīre).]

in′ter·fer′er n.
in′ter·fer′ing·ly adv.

interfere

(ˌɪntəˈfɪə)
vb (intr)
1. (often foll by in) to interpose, esp meddlesomely or unwarrantedly; intervene
2. (often foll by with) to come between or in opposition; hinder; obstruct
3. (foll by with) euphemistic to assault sexually
4. to strike one against the other, as a horse's legs
5. (General Physics) physics to cause or produce interference
[C16: from Old French s'entreferir to collide, from entre- inter- + ferir to strike, from Latin ferīre]
ˌinterˈferer n
ˌinterˈfering adj
ˌinterˈferingly adv

in•ter•fere

(ˌɪn tərˈfɪər)

v.i. -fered, -fer•ing.
1. to come into opposition or collision so as to hamper, hinder, or obstruct someone or something: Constant distractions interfere with work.
2. to take part in the affairs of others; meddle: to interfere in someone's life.
3. to interpose or intervene for a particular purpose.
4. to strike one foot or leg against another in moving, as a horse.
5.
a. (in a game or sport) to obstruct the action of an opposing player in a way barred by the rules.
b. (in football) to run interference for a teammate carrying the ball.
6. to come into collision; be in opposition; clash.
7. Physics. to cause interference.
[1520–30; < Middle French s'entreferir to strike against each other =entre- inter- + ferir to strike < Latin ferīre]
in`ter•fer′er, n.
in`ter•fer′ing•ly, adv.

interfere


Past participle: interfered
Gerund: interfering

Imperative
interfere
interfere
Present
I interfere
you interfere
he/she/it interferes
we interfere
you interfere
they interfere
Preterite
I interfered
you interfered
he/she/it interfered
we interfered
you interfered
they interfered
Present Continuous
I am interfering
you are interfering
he/she/it is interfering
we are interfering
you are interfering
they are interfering
Present Perfect
I have interfered
you have interfered
he/she/it has interfered
we have interfered
you have interfered
they have interfered
Past Continuous
I was interfering
you were interfering
he/she/it was interfering
we were interfering
you were interfering
they were interfering
Past Perfect
I had interfered
you had interfered
he/she/it had interfered
we had interfered
you had interfered
they had interfered
Future
I will interfere
you will interfere
he/she/it will interfere
we will interfere
you will interfere
they will interfere
Future Perfect
I will have interfered
you will have interfered
he/she/it will have interfered
we will have interfered
you will have interfered
they will have interfered
Future Continuous
I will be interfering
you will be interfering
he/she/it will be interfering
we will be interfering
you will be interfering
they will be interfering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been interfering
you have been interfering
he/she/it has been interfering
we have been interfering
you have been interfering
they have been interfering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been interfering
you will have been interfering
he/she/it will have been interfering
we will have been interfering
you will have been interfering
they will have been interfering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been interfering
you had been interfering
he/she/it had been interfering
we had been interfering
you had been interfering
they had been interfering
Conditional
I would interfere
you would interfere
he/she/it would interfere
we would interfere
you would interfere
they would interfere
Past Conditional
I would have interfered
you would have interfered
he/she/it would have interfered
we would have interfered
you would have interfered
they would have interfered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.interfere - come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle; "Your talking interferes with my work!"
hinder, impede - be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project"
2.interfere - get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force; "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
meddle, tamper - intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly; "Don't meddle in my affairs!"
interlope - encroach on the rights of others, as in trading without a proper license

interfere

verb meddle, intervene, intrude, butt in, get involved, tamper, pry, encroach, intercede, stick your nose in (informal), stick your oar in (informal), poke your nose in (informal), intermeddle, put your two cents in (U.S. slang) Stop interfering and leave me alone!
interfere with someone sexually abuse, abuse, molest, assault, grope, sexually assault Will seeing a probation officer stop him interfering with children?
interfere with something or someone conflict with, affect, get in the way of, check, block, clash, frustrate, handicap, hamper, disrupt, cramp, inhibit, thwart, hinder, obstruct, impede, baulk, trammel, be a drag upon (informal) Drug problems frequently interfered with his work.

interfere

verb
To intervene officiously or indiscreetly in the affairs of others:
Translations
عاقعرقليَتَدَخَّل فييَتَدَخَّل في، يَمْنَع
destorbardificultar
křížit se splést se dozasahovat
blande sigforhindre
pidurdamatagasi hoidmatakistama
estäähaitatavaikeuttaa
megakadályozmeggátol
blanda sér í, skipta sér aftrufla, hindra
妨げる
저지하다
obstoofficio
įkyruskišimasistrukdymaivisur kišantis nosį
iejauktieskavēttraucēt
powstrzymywaćprzeszkadzać
împiedicastânjeni
motitivmešavati se
otežavatisprečitiотежаватиспречити
försvårahindra
kingakinza
กีดกีดขวาง
burnunu sokmakengellemekkarışmak

interfere

[ˌɪntəˈfɪəʳ] VI
1. (= pry, intrude) → entrometerse, meterse (in en) he's always interferingse mete en todo
who told you to interfere?¿quién te mete a ti en esto?
stop interfering!¡deja de entrometerte!
2. (= meddle) to interfere with sthmanosear or tocar algo
who has been interfering with the TV?¿quién ha estado tocando la televisión?
3. (= hinder) to interfere with sthafectar a algo
it mustn't interfere with my workno debe afectar a mi trabajo
I don't want to interfere with your plansno quiero interferir con tus planes
4. (Rad, TV) to interfere with sthinterferir con algo

interfere

[ˌɪntərˈfɪər] vi
[person] → s'en mêler
Don't interfere - I can sort this out by myself → Ne t'en mêle pas - Je peux m'occuper de ça toute seule.
Don't interfere! → Ne vous en mêlez pas!
Stop interfering! → Cesse de te mêler des affaires des autres!
I wish everyone would stop interfering → J'aimerais bien que chacun arrête de se mêler des affaires des autres.
to interfere in [+ quarrel, other people's business] → mettre son nez dans; [+ serious matters] → s'ingérer dans
My mother interferes in things → Ma mère met son nez partout.
The UN cannot interfere in the internal affairs of any country → Les Nations unies ne peuvent s'ingérer dans les affaires internes d'un pays, quel qu'il soit.
to interfere with [+ thing] → tripoter, toucher à; [+ plans] → contrecarrer
[thing] (= cause problems) → être un obstacle
to interfere with sth (= disrupt) → interférer avec qch
These signals interfered with our radio broadcasts → Ces signaux interféraient avec nos émissions radiophoniques.

interfere

vi
(= meddle) (in argument, sb’s affairs) → sich einmischen (→ in in +acc); (with machinery, sb’s property) → sich zu schaffen machen (→ with an +dat); (euph: sexually) → sich vergehen (→ with an +dat); don’t interfere with the machinelass die Finger von der Maschine; who’s been interfering with my books?wer war an meinen Büchern?; the body has been interfered withjemand hatte sich an der Leiche zu schaffen gemacht; (sexually) → die Leiche zeigte Spuren eines Sexualverbrechens
(thing, event: = disrupt, obstruct) to interfere with somethingetw stören (also Rad); with work, ability to do sthetw beeinträchtigen; to interfere with somebody’s plansjds Pläne durchkreuzen

interfere

[ˌɪntəˈfɪəʳ] vi
a. to interfere (in sth) (quarrel, other people's business) → interferire (in qc), intromettersi (in qc)
to interfere with sth (object) → manomettere qc (plans) → intralciare qc (process, activity) → interferire con qc (Radio, TV) → causare delle interferenze in qc
he is always interfering → si intromette sempre in tutto
stop interfering! → smettila di interferire!
b. (euph) (sexually) to interfere with sbmolestare sessualmente qn

interfere

(intəˈfiə) verb
1. (often with in, ~with) to (try to) become involved in etc, when one's help etc is not wanted. I wish you would stop interfering (with my plans); Don't interfere in other people's business!
2. (with with) to prevent, stop or slow down the progress of. He doesn't let anything interfere with his game of golf on Saturday mornings.
ˌinterˈference noun
1. the act of interfering. She was infuriated by his mother's interference in their holiday arrangements.
2. (the spoiling of radio or television reception by) the noise caused by programmes from another station, bad weather etc. This television set picks up a lot of interference.
ˌinterˈfering adjective
an interfering old woman.

interfere

v. interferir, entermediar.

interfere

vi interferir
References in classic literature ?
They had laughed over that last word as if the idea it suggested was a most preposterous one, but they had held to their resolve, and whenever they could get on without help they did so, and no one interfered, for Mrs.
I'd have interfered about the horses--the old man can understand some German--if I'd I a' thought it would do any good.
Of course I've lost you: I've interfered, and you've seen-- under HER dictation"--with which I faced, over the pool again, our infernal witness--"the easy and perfect way to meet it.
They had ground him beneath their heel, they had devoured all his substance; they had murdered his old father, they had broken and wrecked his wife, they had crushed and cowed his whole family; and now they were through with him, they had no further use for him--and because he had interfered with them, had gotten in their way, this was what they had done to him
When I came out of prison--for some one interfered, and paid that tax--I did not perceive that great changes had taken place on the common, such as he observed who went in a youth and emerged a gray-headed man; and yet a change had come to my eyes come over the scene--the town, and State, and country, greater than any that mere time could effect.
I have given you every advantage, and not interfered.
The fourth duel was a tremendous encounter; but at the end of five or six minutes the surgeon interfered once more: another man so severely hurt as to render it unsafe to add to his harms.
The labor of writing and spelling, with the added difficulties of punctuation and capitals, interfered sadly with the free expression of ideas.
But here the carpenters interfered, and I thought I might as well give it up.
Elton must be asked to begin the ball; that she would expect it; which interfered with all their wishes of giving Emma that distinction.
The stage-manager, with an eagerness which he had not shown in the case of any other member of the company, interfered immediately, and set her right.
There's evidence,' said my mother, sobbing; 'ask Peggotty if I didn't do very well when I wasn't interfered with