- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM interferein·ter·fer·er, nounin·ter·fer·ing·ly, adverbnon·in·ter·fer·ing, adjectivenon·in·ter·fer·ing·ly, adverb
How to use interfere in a sentence
However, many schools did open with more than two classrooms, so Silverman said she is rewriting parts of the legislation so it doesn’t interfere with students already in school.Once again, a deal between D.C. and the teachers union collapses|Perry Stein|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
They were unable to do this since it interfered with the DA’s investigatory duties.New County Board and Sheriff Could Be Headed for a Standoff|Maya Srikrishnan|November 11, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The planned slaughter—17 million animals were to be gassed and either incinerated or buried in mass graves—generated global interest last week amid concerns that a Covid mutation that started in Danish mink farms might interfere with vaccine efforts.
Zuckerberg said Facebook sees continued attempts to interfere in its service from Russia and other countries, especially Iran and China.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
That means you cannot simply dismantle them, and might also mean that people shouldn’t interfere with their pursuing their goals.If a Robot Is Conscious, Is It OK to Turn It Off? The Moral Implications of Building True AIs|Anand Vaidya|October 28, 2020|Singularity Hub
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.
The king called for the “ignorant” to come to their senses and stop interfering in Egypt.Saudi Arabia Blames America for the Turmoil in Egypt|Bruce Riedel|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I am afraid, Monsieur le Marquis, that I shall be interfering with your arrangements?
The children's little dog came out, interfering, getting in her way.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
He's going to make a man of himself, for himself, by himself—without you or even dear Mrs. Cecil interfering.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
But we have another matter interfering with the placid current of our school life.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
The main point in the arrangement of the table itself, is to secure beauty, without interfering with conversation.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley