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English definition of “interrupt”

interrupt

verb (STOP HAPPENING)    /ˌɪn.təˈrʌpt/ US  /-t̬ə-/
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 verb (STOP HAPPENING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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