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
Example sentences from the Web for interfere
Zuckerberg took a moment to tout the company’s progress in disrupting more than 100 disinformation networks attempting to interfere in elections around the world.Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs clash with Congress in pre-election showdown|Tony Romm, Rachel Lerman, Cat Zakrzewski, Heather Kelly, Elizabeth Dwoskin|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
On the plus side, this also means no one else can interfere with your carefully curated list of songs.The best way to share playlists on every major platform|David Nield|October 8, 2020|Popular Science
Fiction, and especially science fiction set in the future, is easily taken in by the scientific community as a kind of a modeling exercise that is personalized, speculative, and useful for its examination of interlocking and interfering effects.Kim Stanley Robinson Holds Out Hope - Issue 90: Something Green|Liz Greene|October 7, 2020|Nautilus
The Department of Justice has weakened its long-standing prohibition against interfering in elections, according to two department officials.DOJ Frees Federal Prosecutors to Take Steps That Could Interfere With Elections, Weakening Long-standing Policy|by Robert Faturechi and Justin Elliott|October 7, 2020|ProPublica
He denied that his arrest and conviction had interfered with his work.Maine Hires Lawyers With Criminal Records to Defend Its Poorest Residents|by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor, with data analysis by Agnel Philip|October 6, 2020|ProPublica
Paxman suspects that former British Home Secretary Michael Howard had interfered in an internal civil-service disciplinary matter.
Markets eventually find equilibrium, unless they are interfered with.
It is only when he is interfered with by European dictation that he ever vulgarizes his art or makes a mistake.
In the course of the proceedings Lord Ellenborough more than once interfered.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury
Mrs. Lorimer had loved her niece, and he had not interfered with the affection.Winter Evening Tales|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Redfield made an angry reply and there were all the elements of a fierce encounter; but Raymond interfered.Before the Dawn|Joseph Alexander Altsheler
He couldn't bear to see them worried; he couldn't bear to see Fay worried, interfered then.Jan and Her Job|L. Allen Harker