1. [ verb ] make a break in
Synonyms: cut_off disrupt break_up

"We interrupt the program for the following messages"

Related terms: break pause stop cut interject take_off chime_in jam heckle burst_in_on put_away break punctuate gap
2. [ verb ] destroy the peace or tranquility of
Synonyms: disturb

"Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"

Related terms: act
3. [ verb ] interfere in someone else's activity
Synonyms: disrupt

"Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"

Related terms: chime_in cut_short cut_in gap
4. [ verb ] terminate
Synonyms: break

"She interrupted her pregnancy" "break a lucky streak" "break the cycle of poverty"

Related terms: end end break cut_short freeze
Similar spelling:   interrupted