interrupt


interrupt
in|ter|rupt [ˌıntəˈrʌpt] v
[Date: 1300-1400; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of interrumpere, from rumpere 'to break']
1.) [I and T]
to stop someone from continuing what they are saying or doing by suddenly speaking to them, making a noise etc
Will you stop interrupting me when I'm talking!
Sorry to interrupt, but I need to ask you to come downstairs.
2.) [T]
to make a process or activity stop temporarily
My studies were interrupted by the war.
3.) [T]
if something interrupts a line, surface, view etc it stops it from being continuous
>interruption [-ˈrʌpʃən] n [U and C]
Let's go somewhere where we can talk without interruption.
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HINT
Do not use interruption to mean a short period when students or workers can stop working and relax. Use break instead: Between the two classes there is a 15 minute break.
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Interrupt —   [dt. »Unterbrechung«] der, eine Unterbrechung des aktuellen Prozesses, die ein Prozessor in regelmäßigen Abständen oder bei Vorliegen einer entsprechenden Anfrage vornimmt, um Systemroutinen bzw. die Anforderung abzuarbeiten. Der Prozessor… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Interrupt — In ter*rupt , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Interrupted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Interrupting}.] [L. interruptus, p. p. of interrumpere to interrupt; inter between + rumpere to break. See {Rupture}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To break into, or between; to stop, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interrupt — I verb arrest, balk, barge in, break, break in, butt in, cause to cease, cause to delay, cease, check, chime in, clog, come between, cut, delay, desist, disconnect, discontinue, disjoin, dissever, dissolve, distract, disturb, disunite, divide,… …   Law dictionary

  • interrupt — ► VERB 1) stop the continuous progress of. 2) stop (a person who is speaking) by saying or doing something. 3) break the continuity of (a line, surface, or view). DERIVATIVES interrupter (also interruptor) noun interruptible adjective… …   English terms dictionary

  • Interrupt — In ter*rupt , p. a. [L. interruptus, p. p.] Broken; interrupted. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interrupt — *arrest, check Analogous words: suspend, stay, intermit, *defer, postpone: *intrude, obtrude, interlope, butt in: interfere, *interpose, intervene …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • interrupt — [v] bother, interfere arrest, barge in, break, break in, break off, break train of thought*, bust in*, butt in*, check, chime in*, come between, crash, crowd in, cut, cut in on*, cut off*, cut short*, defer, delay, disconnect, discontinue,… …   New thesaurus

  • interrupt — [in΄tə rupt′] vt. [ME interrupten < L interruptus, pp. of interrumpere, to break apart, break off < inter , between + rumpere, to break: see RUPTURE] 1. a) to break into or in upon (a discussion, train of thought, etc.) b) to break in upon… …   English World dictionary

  • Interrupt — This article is about computer interrupts. For the study of the effect of disruptions on job performance, see Interruption science. In computing, an interrupt is an asynchronous signal indicating the need for attention or a synchronous event in… …   Wikipedia

  • Interrupt — In der Informatik versteht man unter Interrupt (engl. to interrupt, unterbrechen) die kurzfristige Unterbrechung der normalen Programmausführung[1], um eine andere, meist kurze, aber zeitkritische Verarbeitung durchzuführen. Das auslösende… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • interrupt — verb ADVERB ▪ impatiently ▪ rudely ▪ What was I saying, before we were so rudely interrupted? ▪ angrily, harshly, sharply ▪ …   Collocations dictionary