Definitions for: Interrupt

[v] end prematurely; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"
[v] destroy the peace or tranquility of; "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"
[v] interfere in someone else's activity; "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"
[v] make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"

Webster (1913) Definition: In`ter*rupt", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interrupted; p.
pr. & vb. n. Interrupting.] [L. interruptus, p. p. of
interrumpere to interrupt; inter between + rumpere to break.
See Rupture.]
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.

Do not interrupt me in my course. --Shak.

2. To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of; as, the
evenness of the road was not interrupted by a single hill.

In`ter*rupt", p. a. [L. interruptus, p. p.]
Broken; interrupted. [Obs.] --Milton.

Synonyms: break, break up, cut off, disrupt, disrupt, disturb

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