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 interfered
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
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.