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English noun: interrupt

1. interrupt (phenomenon) a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out


Broader (hypernym)signal


English verb: interrupt

1. interrupt (communication) make a break in


SamplesWe interrupt the program for the following messages.


Synonymsbreak up, cut off, disrupt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, break off, discontinue, stop


Narrower (hyponym)barge in, block, break, break, break in, burst in on, burst upon, butt in, chime in, chisel in, come in, cut, cut in, cut off, heckle, inject, interject, intermit, interpose, jam, pause, punctuate, put aside, put away, put in, put in, stop, stop over, take off, take time off, throw in

2. interrupt (change) destroy the peace or tranquility of


SamplesDon't interrupt me when I'm reading.


ExamplesSam cannot interrupt Sue


Synonymsdisturb


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act, move

3. interrupt (change) interfere in someone else's activity


SamplesPlease don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone.


Synonymsdisrupt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)barge in, break in, butt in, chime in, chisel in, cut in, put in


Narrower (hyponym)cut in, cut short

4. interrupt (change) terminate


SamplesShe interrupted her pregnancy.
Break a lucky streak.
Break the cycle of poverty.


Synonymsbreak


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)end, terminate


Narrower (hyponym)break off, break short, cut short, freeze, hold on, stop, suspend









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