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in·ter·rupt

interrupt

 
 
pronunciation:
In t ruhpt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: interrupts, interrupting, interrupted
definition 1: to cause to stop; break off.
Loud banging on the door interrupted the conversation.
synonyms:
halt, stop, suspend, terminate
similar words:
break, discontinue, disturb
definition 2: to begin to speak over, in the middle of, in a way that breaks off.
Never interrupt the president while he is giving a speech.
similar words:
disturb, interfere with, obstruct
derivations: interruptible (adj.), interruptive (adj.)
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The word interrupt contains the following parts:
rupt Latin root that means to break, burst