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?
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.
Would you convey my compliments to the purist who reads your proofs and tell him or her that I write in a sort of broken-down patois which is something like the way a Swiss waiter talks, and that when I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split, and when I interrupt the velvety smoothness of my more or less literate syntax with a few sudden words of bar-room vernacular, that is done with the eyes wide open and the mind relaxed but attentive.
If you allow someone to constantly interrupt you and take over the meeting, you lose your voice, if someone isn't allowed to add value they are diminished, and they don't have a chance to really shine.
We have to be on guard, at the Department of Justice, especially at the FBI, we had a unique view as to how to interrupt their effort. Justice Department's a counterespionage, counterintelligence, all of the kind of things that you do when other countries are trying to interfere in your domestic elections.
I haven't spoken to my mother-in-law for eighteen months-I don't like to interrupt her.
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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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