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Adjective: interrupted  ,in-tu'rúp-tid
  1. Discontinued temporarily
    "we resumed the interrupted discussion"
  2. Intermittently stopping and starting
    "interrupted sleep";
    - fitful, off-and-on
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 or end
    "She interrupted her pregnancy";
    - break

See also: broken, cut off, discontinued

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, stop, terminate

Encyclopedia: Interrupted