interrupt synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term interrupt:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. interrupt(verb)

    a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out

  2. interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off(verb)

    make a break in

    Synonyms:
    fragmentise, fragmentize, amputate, decompose, collapse, interrupt, cut, crash, chip, split up, pick, cut out, dismantle, break up, knap, recess, lop off, part, crock up, sever, cut off, fragment, split, disperse, separate, disrupt, dissolve, chop off, crack, disassemble, break apart, break off, calve, dissipate, scatter, break down, resolve, take apart, dispel, adjourn, break, crack up, disturb

  3. interrupt, disturb(verb)

    destroy the peace or tranquility of

    Synonyms:
    interrupt, disrupt, disturb, trouble, break up, touch, raise up, vex, cut off, stir up, commove, shake up, break, agitate, upset

  4. interrupt, disrupt(verb)

    interfere in someone else's activity

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

  5. interrupt, break(verb)

    terminate

    Synonyms:
    demote, kick downstairs, cave in, collapse, let on, break-dance, bring out, interrupt, offend, reveal, die, disclose, soften, split up, pause, fail, smash, crack, wear out, weaken, get around, go bad, break up, expose, transgress, break away, split, unwrap, come apart, bankrupt, ruin, cut off, dampen, give away, get out, break off, separate, fall apart, break out, fall in, give out, go, founder, break in, bust, break dance, stop, intermit, divulge, breach, disrupt, snap off, damp, check, violate, erupt, give, fracture, develop, break down, discontinue, give way, conk out, better, part, relegate, burst, break, bump, infract, go against, recrudesce, disturb, discover, wear, let out

Wiktionary

  1. interrupt(noun)

    Antonyms:
    continue, resume

  2. interrupt(verb)

    to disturb or halt an ongoing process or action by interfering suddenly.

    Antonyms:
    continue, resume

  3. interrupt(verb)

    To assert to a computer that an exceptional condition must be handled.

    Antonyms:
    resume, continue

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. interrupt

    To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.

    See synonyms for QUICKEN.

    Synonyms:
    baffle, balk, bar, block, check, clog, counteract, delay, embarrass, encumber, foil, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, retard, stay, stop, thwart

    Preposition:
    Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.

Editors Contribution

  1. overtalk

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. interrupt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disturb, break in upon, hinder from proceeding

  2. interrupt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    separate, divide, break, disconnect, disunite, disjoin

  3. interrupt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    intermit, suspend, discontinue, break off, leave off

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

interruption, outage, discontinue, blackout, suspend, disrupt, disruption, break, disturb, stop, terminate, trap, adjourn, interrupted, discontinuance, interupt, bother, halt, intrude, harford



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