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v. in·ter·rupt·ed, in·ter·rupt·ing, in·ter·rupts
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.
To cause an activity to stop by saying or doing something.
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.]
1. broken, discontinued, or hindered
2. (Botany) (of plant organs, esp leaves) not evenly spaced along an axis
3. (Classical Music) music Also: deceptive (of a cadence) progressing from the dominant chord to any other, such as the subdominant or submediant
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|Adj.||1.||interrupted - discontinued temporarily; "we resumed the interrupted discussion"|
discontinued - stopped permanently or temporarily; "discontinued models"; "a discontinued magazine"; "a discontinued conversation"
|2.||interrupted - intermittently stopping and starting; "fitful (or interrupted) sleep"; "off-and-on static"|
broken - not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs"