verb (used without object), in·ter·fered, in·ter·fer·ing.
- to obstruct the action of an opposing player in a way barred by the rules.
- Football.to run interference for a teammate carrying the ball.
- interfascicular cambium,
- interference drag,
- interference fit,
- interference microscope,
- interference pattern
Origin of interfere
Examples from the Web for interfere
However, it can interfere seriously with blood thinners and should never be taken with other antidepressant drugs.Fish Oil, Turmeric, and Ginseng, Oh My! Are ‘Brain Foods’ B.S.?|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And go easy on fiber, which in large amounts can interfere with ovulation.Exercise and Fertility: Are You Too Fit to Get Pregnant?|DailyBurn|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last December, Khamenei said publicly he would not interfere in the negotiations and would leave the details to the diplomats.
Karzai did interfere with the negotiations at several points, in order to protect his own interests.CIA Chief, White House Chief of Staff Long Argued the Taliban 5 Could Go Free|Josh Rogin, Eli Lake|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Having a stuffed stomach or indigestion can interfere with sleep.
He heard shots, but he knew that it would be useless to interfere.The City and the World and Other Stories|Francis Clement Kelley
These were odd actions, surely; but was it my place to interfere?The Agony Column|Earl Derr Biggers
They were willing to accept a religion which did 219 not interfere with savage customs, which had become a part of their lives.How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon|Oliver W. Nixon
The Kwang-si insurrection, on the other hand, must triumph, if foreign Powers do not interfere.Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh|Lin-Le
The slight irregularity does not interfere with the picture of the streams of returning exiles from every quarter.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Volume III|Alexander Maclaren
Word Origin for interfere
mid-15c., "to strike against," from Middle French enterferer "to strike each other," from entre- "between" (see entre-) + ferir "to strike," from Latin ferire "to knock, strike," related to Latin forare "to bore, pierce" (see bore (v.), and cf. punch (v.), which has both the senses "to hit" and "to make a hole in"). Figurative sense of "to meddle with, oppose unrightfully" is from 1630s. Related: Interfered; interfering.