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in·ter·rupt

 (ĭn′tə-rŭpt′)
v. in·ter·rupt·ed, in·ter·rupt·ing, in·ter·rupts
v.tr.
1. To break the continuity or uniformity of: Rain interrupted our baseball game.
2. To stop (someone engaged in an activity) by saying or doing something: The baby interrupted me while I was on the phone.
v.intr.
To cause an activity to stop by saying or doing something.
n. Computers
1. A signal to a computer that stops the execution of a running program so that another action can be performed.
2. A circuit that conveys a signal stopping the execution of a running program.

[Middle English interrupten, from Old French interrupte, interrupted, from Latin interruptus, past participle of interrumpere, to break off : inter-, inter- + rumpere, to break; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

in′ter·rupt′i·ble adj.
in′ter·rup′tion n.
in′ter·rup′tive adj.

interrupt

(ˌɪntəˈrʌpt)
vb
1. to break the continuity of (an action, event, etc) or hinder (a person) by intrusion
2. (tr) to cease to perform (some action)
3. (tr) to obstruct (a view)
4. to prevent or disturb (a conversation, discussion, etc) by questions, interjections, or comment
n
(Computer Science) the signal to initiate the stopping of the running of one computer program in order to run another, after which the running of the original program is usually continued
[C15: from Latin interrumpere, from inter- + rumpere to break]
ˌinterˈruptible adj
ˌinterˈruptive adj
ˌinterˈruptively adv

in•ter•rupt

(v. ˌɪn təˈrʌpt; n. ˈɪn təˌrʌpt)
v.t.
1. to cause or make a break in the continuity or uniformity of (a course, process, condition, etc.).
2. to break off or cause to cease, as in the middle of something: He interrupted his work to answer the bell.
3. to stop (a person) in the midst of something, esp. by an interjected remark.
v.i.
4. to interfere with action or speech, esp. by interjecting a remark: Please don't interrupt.
n.
5. a hardware or software signal that temporarily stops program execution in a computer so that another procedure can be carried out.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin interruptus, past participle of interrumpere to break apart =inter- inter- + rumpere to burst]
in`ter•rupt′ed•ly, adv.
in`ter•rupt′i•ble, adj.
in`ter•rup′tive, adj.

interrupt


Past participle: interrupted
Gerund: interrupting

Imperative
interrupt
interrupt
Present
I interrupt
you interrupt
he/she/it interrupts
we interrupt
you interrupt
they interrupt
Preterite
I interrupted
you interrupted
he/she/it interrupted
we interrupted
you interrupted
they interrupted
Present Continuous
I am interrupting
you are interrupting
he/she/it is interrupting
we are interrupting
you are interrupting
they are interrupting
Present Perfect
I have interrupted
you have interrupted
he/she/it has interrupted
we have interrupted
you have interrupted
they have interrupted
Past Continuous
I was interrupting
you were interrupting
he/she/it was interrupting
we were interrupting
you were interrupting
they were interrupting
Past Perfect
I had interrupted
you had interrupted
he/she/it had interrupted
we had interrupted
you had interrupted
they had interrupted
Future
I will interrupt
you will interrupt
he/she/it will interrupt
we will interrupt
you will interrupt
they will interrupt
Future Perfect
I will have interrupted
you will have interrupted
he/she/it will have interrupted
we will have interrupted
you will have interrupted
they will have interrupted
Future Continuous
I will be interrupting
you will be interrupting
he/she/it will be interrupting
we will be interrupting
you will be interrupting
they will be interrupting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been interrupting
you have been interrupting
he/she/it has been interrupting
we have been interrupting
you have been interrupting
they have been interrupting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been interrupting
you will have been interrupting
he/she/it will have been interrupting
we will have been interrupting
you will have been interrupting
they will have been interrupting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been interrupting
you had been interrupting
he/she/it had been interrupting
we had been interrupting
you had been interrupting
they had been interrupting
Conditional
I would interrupt
you would interrupt
he/she/it would interrupt
we would interrupt
you would interrupt
they would interrupt
Past Conditional
I would have interrupted
you would have interrupted
he/she/it would have interrupted
we would have interrupted
you would have interrupted
they would have interrupted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interrupt - a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
signal - an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes
Verb1.interrupt - make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
cut off, cut - cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"
break off, discontinue, stop, break - prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"
punctuate - interrupt periodically; "Her sharp questions punctuated the speaker's drone"
break - interrupt the flow of current in; "break a circuit"
put aside, put away - turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily; "it's time for you to put away childish things"
intermit, pause, break - cease an action temporarily; "We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch"
butt in, chime in, chisel in, barge in, break in, cut in, put in - break into a conversation; "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"
burst in on, burst upon - spring suddenly; "He burst upon our conversation"
heckle - challenge aggressively
interject, interpose, throw in, come in, inject, put in - to insert between other elements; "She interjected clever remarks"
block, jam - interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"
stop over, stop - interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"
take time off, take off - take time off from work; stop working temporarily
2.interrupt - destroy the peace or tranquility of; "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
3.interrupt - interfere in someone else's activity; "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"
cut in - interrupt a dancing couple in order to take one of them as one's own partner; "Jim always cuts in!"
cut short - cause to end earlier than intended; "The spontaneous applause cut the singer short"
butt in, chime in, chisel in, barge in, break in, cut in, put in - break into a conversation; "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"
4.interrupt - terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"
terminate, end - bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"
hold on, stop - stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"
break off, break short, cut short - interrupt before its natural or planned end; "We had to cut short our vacation"
suspend, freeze - stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it; "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"

interrupt

verb
1. intrude, disturb, intervene, interfere (with), break in, heckle, butt in, barge in (informal), break (someone's) train of thought `Sorry to interrupt, Colonel.'
2. suspend, break, stop, end, cut, stay, check, delay, cease, cut off, postpone, shelve, put off, defer, break off, adjourn, cut short, discontinue He has interrupted his holiday to return to London.
3. block, limit, restrict, cut off, obstruct, impede Our view was interrupted only by an occasional squall of pigeons.

interrupt

verb
1. To stop suddenly, as a conversation, activity, or relationship:
2. To interject remarks or questions into another's discourse:
Translations
يَحْجِب، يُقاطِعيُقاطِعيُقاطِعُيوقِف
přerušitpřekážet
afbrydeafskære
keskeyttääkeskeytys
prekinuti
eláll
rjúfa, koma í veg fyrirtrufla, grípa fram ítrufla, stöîva í bili
中断する
방해하다
pertraukimas
iejauktiespārtraukttraucēt
prekiniti
avbryta
ทำให้หยุดชะงัก
sözünü kesmekara vermekaraya girmekkesmek
chen ngang

interrupt

[ˌɪntəˈrʌpt]
A. VTinterrumpir
B. VIinterrumpir
sorry to interrupt, butperdonen que les interrumpa, pero ..., siento interrumpir, pero ...

interrupt

[ˌɪntəˈrʌpt]
vt
[+ speaker] → interrompre
[+ process, activity, event] → interrompre
The match was interrupted at times by rain → Le match fut parfois interrompu par la pluie.
vi
sorry to interrupt → désolé de vous interrompre
Sorry to interrupt but I have an urgent message for you → Désolé de vous interrompre mais j'ai un message urgent pour vous.

interrupt

vt (= break the continuity of)unterbrechen (also Elec); (in conversation: rudely also) → ins Wort fallen (+dat); activity, work alsostören; traffic flow alsounterbrechen, stören; (= obstruct) viewversperren; interrupt function (Comput) → Unterbrechungsfunktion f
vi (in conversation) → unterbrechen; (= interrupt sb’s work etc)stören; stop interrupting!fall mir/ihm etc nicht dauernd ins Wort!
n (Comput) → Unterbrechungsbefehl m, → Interrupt nt

interrupt

[ˌɪntəˈrʌpt] vt & viinterrompere

interrupt

(intəˈrapt) verb
1. to stop a person while he is saying or doing something, especially by saying etc something oneself. He interrupted her while she was speaking; He interrupted her speech; Listen to me and don't interrupt!
2. to stop or make a break in (an activity etc). He interrupted his work to eat his lunch; You interrupted my thoughts.
3. to cut off (a view etc). A block of flats interrupted their view of the sea.
ˌinterˈruption (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of interrupting or state of being interrupted. His failure to complete the job was due to constant interruption.
2. something that interrupts. I get too many interruptions in my work.

interrupt

يُقاطِعُ přerušit afbryde unterbrechen διακόπτω interrumpir keskeyttää interrompre prekinuti interrompere 中断する 방해하다 onderbreken avbryte przerwać interromper прерывать avbryta ทำให้หยุดชะงัก sözünü kesmek chen ngang 打断
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Then the person at the other end of the wire must have plunged into something very interesting and absorbing, for Tom did not again interrupt by interjected remarks.
He tells me he doesn't want his marriage to interrupt wholly that pleasant intimacy which has existed between you and me.
During this display of emotions so natural in their situation, Hawkeye, whose vigilant distrust had satisfied itself that the Hurons, who disfigured the heavenly scene, no longer possessed the power to interrupt its harmony, approached David, and liberated him from the bonds he had, until that moment, endured with the most exemplary patience.
In her present mood, she could readily spare their company; indeed she was not sorry that no other being should interrupt that sympathy with the free woods which was beginning to possess her.
Pray, my dear father, do not interrupt the young man," said Alice, without changing her position.
There is his home; there lies his business, which a noah's flood would not interrupt, though it overwhelmed all the millions in China.
Jurgis usually went on until he was interrupted, but this man did not interrupt, and so at last he came to a breathless stop.
For a year or two Eliza saw her husband frequently, and there was nothing to interrupt their happiness, except the loss of two infant children, to whom she was passionately attached, and whom she mourned with a grief so intense as to call for gentle remonstrance from her mistress, who sought, with maternal anxiety, to direct her naturally passionate feelings within the bounds of reason and religion.
If a man is thought-free, fancy-free, imagination-free, that which is not never for a long time appearing to be to him, unwise rulers or reformers cannot fatally interrupt him.
There is nothing to interrupt the view or the breeze; it is like inspecting the world on the wing.
Richardson was come in her coach, and would take one of us to Kensington Gardens; so I was forced to go into the room and interrupt them, to ask Lucy if she would like to go, but she did not care to leave Edward; so I just run up stairs and put on a pair of silk stockings and came off with the Richardsons.
But the morning passed just as usual: nothing happened to interrupt the quiet course of Adele's studies; only soon after breakfast, I heard some bustle in the neighbourhood of Mr.