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.
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Origin of interfere
OTHER WORDS FROM interferein·ter·fer·er, nounin·ter·fer·ing·ly, adverbnon·in·ter·fer·ing, adjectivenon·in·ter·fer·ing·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for interfere
The weight can mimic touch, and the deep pressure can be beneficial for little ones who experience overstimulation linked to ADHD or autism, which might be interfering with their sleep.Best weighted blanket: Sleep like a baby with our comfy bedding picks|PopSci Commerce Team|February 12, 2021|Popular Science
“He must have staff members over there looking for ways to interfere with the District,” said Norton, who has often sparred with Lee over his attempts to set policy in the District.Senator attempts to block D.C. bill allowing vaccines without parental consent|Michael Brice-Saddler, Meagan Flynn|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
Processors with just tens of qubits are already the size of server racks, so finding ways to squeeze thousands or even millions of them into a reasonable amount of space while preventing them from interfering with each other is an unsolved problem.Connecting Distant Qubits Just Brought Distributed Quantum Computing Closer|Edd Gent|February 8, 2021|Singularity Hub
Finance professors bemoaning how the extreme volatility is interfering with the market’s “price discovery” process.
As those electron waves spread out, they interfered with each other.Physicists have clocked the shortest time span ever|Maria Temming|January 29, 2021|Science News For Students
It was as if it would interfere with the largest particular work of her life, which happened to be me.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
Another issue is that alcohol is a diuretic and being dehydrated will certainly interfere with your speed and endurance.
These drugs interfere with the double helix zip-unzip-zip-again process of RNA and DNA replication.
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
He curved his hand round mine, and told me as long as I played right, his hand would not interfere with mine.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
If it be a necessary, inevitable arrangement, I would not interfere with it for the world.
This automatic suitable bass device does not interfere with the normal use of the stop-keys of the pedal department by hand.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
Nor will a court interfere because there have been irregularities in the proceedings, unless these were of a grave character.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
He supported me consistently, permitting no one but himself to interfere with anything I thought it right to do.