a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off(verb)
make a break in
"We interrupt the program for the following messages"
fragmentise, fragmentize, amputate, decompose, collapse, 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
destroy the peace or tranquility of
"Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"
interfere in someone else's activity
"Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"
"She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"
demote, kick downstairs, cave in, collapse, let on, break-dance, bring out, 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
to disturb or halt an ongoing process or action by interfering suddenly.
A maverick politician repeatedly interrupted the debate by shouting.
The packet receiver circuit interrupted the microprocessor.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.
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How to use interrupt in a sentence?
This change in leadership will not interrupt the safe, humane, legal care and custody provided to the detainee population at GTMO.
Approval of a budget consistent with the program objective of reducing the general government deficit to 3.7 percent of GDP is a key condition for the completion of the (IMF aid) program, approval of a budget that deviates from program objectives for 2016 and the medium-term will interrupt the program and inevitably disrupt the associated international financing.
There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.
You have to pivot towards what you want to say, and look at -- learn to interrupt in a way that doesn't sound like you're just oppressively rude, you've got to garner the space. You got to talk about what's important, and I'll do that. Whether I've got a consultant is not as relevant right now.
General Napoleon says that ‘Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.’ Well, I suggest doing the opposite: Interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Don’t be opportunist; don’t benefit from the weakness of your enemy! Be just even to your enemy! Try to find a way to defeat him without harming him; prove to be as intelligent as to find such a way! Only then, your victory will be meaningful and honourable!
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- interrompreCatalan, Valencian
- přerušit, přerušeníCzech
- διακοπή, διακόπτωGreek
- interrumpir, interrupciónSpanish
- keskeytys, keskeyttääFinnish
- 邪魔, 割り込む, 割り込み, 中断Japanese
- titere, aruaru, whakapōnānāMāori
- помешать, прервать, прерывать, перебивать, вмешаться, прерывание, вмешиваться, мешать, перебитьRussian
- làm gián đoạnVietnamese
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