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Verb: interrupt  ,in-tu'rúpt
  1. Make a break in
    "We interrupt the program for the following messages";
    - disrupt, break up, cut off
  2. Destroy the peace or tranquility of
    "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading";
    - disturb
  3. Interfere in someone else's activity
    "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone";
    - disrupt
  4. Terminate
    "She interrupted her pregnancy";
    - break
Noun: interrupt  ,in-tu'rúpt
  1. A signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out

Derived forms: interrupts, interrupted, interrupting

Type of: act, barge in [informal], break, break in, break off, butt in, chime in [informal], chip in [informal], cut in, discontinue, end, move, put in, signal, stop, terminate

Encyclopedia: Interrupt