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interrupt

verb
 
 
/ˌɪntəˈrʌpt/
STOP SOMEONE [I, T] B1 to stop someone while they are talking or doing something, by saying or doing something yourself: Sorry to interrupt, but what time is it? I was trying to work but the children were interrupting me.Interrupting and preventing from speaking
STOP FOR PERIOD [T] B2 to stop an action or activity, usually for a short period of time: A leg injury interrupted his sporting career.Cancelling and interrupting
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