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[v] end prematurely; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"
[v] destroy the peace or tranquility of; "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"
[v] interfere in someone else's activity; "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"
[v] make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"

Misc. Definitions

\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}.]
1. To break into, or between; to stop, or hinder by breaking in upon the course or progress of; to interfere with the current or motion of; to cause a temporary cessation of; as, to interrupt the remarks speaking. Do not interrupt me in my course. --Shak.
2. To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of; as, the evenness of the road was not interrupted by a single hill.
\In`ter*rupt"\, p. a. [L. interruptus, p. p.] Broken; interrupted. [Obs.] --Milton.

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