Interrupt

Definition of Interrupt

In`ter`rupt´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Interrupted; p. pr. & vb. n. Interrupting.]
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 of anyone 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.
p. a.1.Broken; interrupted.

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