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Synonyms for interrupt
ˌɪn təˈrʌpt; ˈɪn təˌrʌptin·ter·rupt

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Wiktionary

  1. interruptnoun

    Antonyms:
    continue, resume

  2. interruptverb

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

    A maverick politician repeatedly interrupted the debate by shouting.

    Antonyms:
    continue, resume

  3. interruptverb

    The packet receiver circuit interrupted the microprocessor.

    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. interrupt

    Synonyms:
    break, disconnect, discontinue, intersect, disturb, stop, hinder

    Antonyms:
    continue, prosecute, expedite

Princeton's WordNet

  1. interruptverb

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

  2. interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut offverb

    make a break in

    "We interrupt the program for the following messages"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. interrupt, disturbverb

    destroy the peace or tranquility of

    "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"

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

  4. interrupt, disruptverb

    interfere in someone else's activity

    "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"

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

  5. interrupt, breakverb

    terminate

    "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"

    Synonyms:
    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

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Editors Contribution

  1. overtalk

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. interruptverb

    Synonyms:
    disturb, break in upon, hinder from proceeding

  2. interruptverb

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

  3. interruptverb

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

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How to use interrupt in a sentence?

  1. Demetrius Cole:

    My job is to interrupt transmissions, we try to come up with different kinds of ways to deter these kids from the ways they're used to thinking, and give them a different outlook.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    On audio cassette of a man thinking. One part of the tape is the past and the other is the future. Here you can feel the regularity and predictability of life that everything is a foregone conclusion. In our head, in the subconscious, everything is a record; only disinterested nobility can interrupt this record, which will create a new, more sincere form of thinking in the film of consciousness.

  3. Jane Houlihan:

    Their brain is forming rapidly, and so when they're exposed to metals that can interrupt those natural processes, the impacts range from behavioral problems to aggression to IQ loss and all kinds of cognitive and behavioral deficits that can persist throughout life, pound for pound, babies get the highest dose of these heavy metals compared to other parts of the population.

  4. Rick Jarvis:

    You can't really prevent it. You can be aware, you can be ready, anticipate, but if somebody's going to do something to interrupt or to attack - if you want to use that word - you can't really be in position to prevent it.

  5. Beverly Tatum:

    In order to interrupt systemic racism, we have to be working all the time.


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