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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a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut offverb
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
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How to use interrupt in a sentence?
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.
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.
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.
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.
In order to interrupt systemic racism, we have to be working all the time.
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- interrompreCatalan, Valencian
- přerušit, přerušeníCzech
- διακοπή, διακόπτωGreek
- interrumpir, interrupciónSpanish
- keskeyttää, keskeytysFinnish
- 割り込み, 割り込む, 中断, 邪魔Japanese
- whakapōnānā, aruaru, titereMāori
- прервать, помешать, перебить, мешать, прерывать, перебивать, вмешаться, вмешиваться, прерываниеRussian
- làm gián đoạnVietnamese
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