Interfere

Definition of Interfere

In`ter`fere´
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Interfered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Interfering.]
1.To come in collision; to be in opposition; to clash; - usually used with with; as, interfering claims, or commands; workers in a crowded shop may interfere with each other's activity.
2.To enter into, or take a part in, the concerns of others; to intermeddle; to interpose; - used with in or with; as, to interfere with the way I raise my children.
To interfere with party disputes.
- Swift.
There was no room for anyone to interfere with his own opinions.
- Bp. Warburton.
3.To strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs; - sometimes said of a human being, but usually of a horse; as, the horse interferes.
4.(Physics) To act reciprocally, so as to augment, diminish, or otherwise affect one another; - said of waves, rays of light, heat, etc. See Interference, 2.
5.(Patent Law) To cover the same ground; to claim the same invention; as, to interfere with another patent.

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