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interfere

[ in-ter-feer ]
/ 藢瑟n t蓹r藞f瑟蓹r /
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verb (used without object), in路ter路fered, in路ter路fer路ing.
Verb Phrases
interfere with, Chiefly British. to molest sexually.
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Origin of interfere

1520鈥30; inter- + -fere<Latin fer墨re to strike; modeled on Middle French s'entreferir

OTHER WORDS FROM interfere

in路ter路fer路er, nounin路ter路fer路ing路ly, adverbnon路in路ter路fer路ing, adjectivenon路in路ter路fer路ing路ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for interfere

interfere
/ (藢瑟nt蓹藞f瑟蓹) /

verb (intr)
(often foll by in) to interpose, esp meddlesomely or unwarrantedly; intervene
(often foll by with) to come between or in opposition; hinder; obstruct
(foll by with) euphemistic to assault sexually
to strike one against the other, as a horse's legs
physics to cause or produce interference

Derived forms of interfere

interferer, nouninterfering, adjectiveinterferingly, adverb

Word Origin for interfere

C16: from Old French s'entreferir to collide, from entre- inter- + ferir to strike, from Latin fer墨re
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