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English definition of “interfere”

interfere

verb [I]     /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 .Getting involved for one's own benefit or against others' willTaking part and getting involved
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