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.
Origin of interfere
Examples from the Web for interfering
Frias—who was arrested in 2013 for interfering with public duties and public intoxication—was not carrying a gun at the time.Texas Gun Slingers Police the Police—With a Black Panthers Tactic|Brandy Zadrozny|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And the plodding pace of the French justice system has a way of interfering with career plans, no matter what the ultimate ruling.IMF Chief Lagarde Placed Under Formal Investigation in France|Tracy McNicoll|August 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These drugs block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules involved in tumor growth.
Challenging the deal could be portrayed by Beijing as interfering in Chinese economic and trade freedoms.
But Netanyahu defended the comments and said he had no intention of interfering in American politics.Has Bibi Netanyahu’s Criticism of Obama’s Iran Policy Gone Too Far?|Dan Ephron|September 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The father and the aunt circled about as if they were afraid of interfering with the girl.Within the Tides|Joseph Conrad
Such scenes were so common that no one thought of interfering.The Story of John G. Paton|James Paton
She was just a fascinating sleepy-head pouting at the morning for interfering with her dreams.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
To think that it was the ladies of the Rector's family who were interfering made Mrs. Dennistoun very wroth.The Marriage of Elinor|Margaret Oliphant
I wonder if the children would think me interfering if I were to bring them a little milk and sugar as a present?Mother Meg|Catharine Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for interfering
Word Origin for interfere
Word Origin and History for interfering
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.