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interfere

verb [I] uk   /ˌɪn.təˈfɪər/ us    /-t̬ɚˈfɪr/
B2 to involve yourself in a situation when your involvement is not wanted or is not helpful: It's their problem and I'm not going to interfere. I'd never interfere between ( US with) a husband and wife. Interfering in other people's relationships is always a mistake.
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in Korean 간섭하다…
in Arabic يَتَدَخَّل…
in French (se) mêler (de), empêcher…
in Turkish karışmak, burnunu sokmak…
in Italian interferire, intromettersi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 干涉,幹預…
in Russian вмешиваться…
in Polish wtrącać się, mieszać się…
in Spanish interferir, entrometerse…
in Portuguese intrometer-se…
in German sich einmischen, stören…
in Catalan immiscir-se…
in Japanese (人)が干渉する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 干涉,干预…
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