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English definition of “interrupt”

interrupt

verb uk   /ˌɪn.təˈrʌpt/ us    /-t̬ə-/

interrupt verb (STOP SPEAKING)

B1 [I or T] to stop a person from speaking for a short period by something you say or do: She tried to explain what had happened but he kept interrupting her. I wish you'd stop interrupting.

interrupt verb (STOP HAPPENING)

B2 [T] to stop something from happening for a short period: We had to interrupt our trip when we heard John's mother had had an accident.
(Definition of interrupt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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