Meaning of “interrupt” - Learner’s Dictionary

interrupt

verb uk us /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.
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.

(Definition of “interrupt” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)