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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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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.
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interrupt

verb
1. To stop suddenly, as a conversation, activity, or relationship:
2. To interject remarks or questions into another's discourse:
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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 ...
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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.
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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
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interrupt

[ˌɪntəˈrʌpt] vt & viinterrompere
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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.
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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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Oh, you clever people," said a third manly voice interrupting them both.
This answer so confused poor Alice, that she let the Dormouse go on for some time without interrupting it.
And now I find you guilty of a most flagrant breach of courtesy in interrupting my learned discourse to call attention to a mere quadruped of the genus FELIS.
"I am to understand then," rejoined Sir Patrick, "that I am forgiven for interrupting the honey-moon?"
"You are more than forgiven for interrupting it," said Blanche--"you are thanked.
However, someone kicked in the door as Sheila asked if anyone objected, interrupting the process.
One major problem--such as in the study with physicians described previously--is interrupting. Interrupting while someone else is talking can be a way of asserting dominance over the other person.
It is the latter silence that Walter Brueggemann (who is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary) explores in the pages of "Interrupting Silence: God's Command to Speak Out" and urges all Christian to speak up in situations of injustice.
Fuller and Sadowski's first story of the night was "Interrupting Chicken" by David Ezra Stein, which is a funny book filled with a chicken and his father.
Sometimes, this passes as an easy and enjoyable give and take, while at other times it is an unpleasant experience of interrupting, being interrupted, raised voices, the escalation of tension, and of not feeling heard.
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