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Synonyms for interrupt
ˌɪn təˈrʌpt; ˈɪn təˌrʌpt

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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

    "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, disturb(verb)

    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, disrupt(verb)

    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, break(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. interrupt(noun)

    Antonyms:
    continue, resume

  2. interrupt(verb)

    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. interrupt(verb)

    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.

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    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

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

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How to use interrupt in a sentence?

  1. Novak Djokovic:

    I want to keep it going as long as I can. I don't want to think fear or everything else can be an obstacle and interrupt this streak.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    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!

  3. Jeb Bush:

    We've got eight more debates, i'm going to have to do what other candidates do, which is: Rudely interrupt, not answer the questions that are asked, and hopefully the debate moderators will actually ask more substantive questions as well.

  4. Carly Fiorina:

    Donald, sorry, I've got to interrupt again. You would know something about pathological, how was that meeting with Putin? Or Wharton? Or your self funded campaign? Anyone can turn a multi-million dollar inheritance into more money, but all the money in the world won't make you as smart as Ben Carson.

  5. John Locke:

    There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.


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