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English definition of “interrupt”

interrupt

verb [T]  /ˌɪn·təˈrʌpt/ us  
to stop someone from speaking by saying or doing something, or to cause an activity or event to stop briefly: [I] Please don’t interrupt until I’m finished. [T] The picnic was interrupted by a rain shower.
interruption
noun [C/U]  /ˌɪn·təˈrʌp·ʃən/ us  
[U] I need to get some work done without interruption this afternoon.
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