verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- interrogative sentence,
- interrupted fern,
- interrupted screw,
- interrupted suture,
Origin of interrupt
Examples from the Web for interrupt
A contest is divided into two 45-minute periods with a 15-minute halftime, and there are no commercials to interrupt the action.
This one, as the name implies, involves ingesting the long-lasting hallucinogen with the power to interrupt her addiction.
Since a tight feeling in your lungs is so common during panic attacks, deep breathing can interrupt that cycle.
At some points she almost lost control, then seemed to interrupt Romney more often than Obama.
You, being a card-carrying member of the American elite—” Carville asserts before I interrupt him with a sarcastic “thank you.James Carville on His New Book, ‘It’s the Middle Class, Stupid!’|Lloyd Grove|July 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Good-night, Lady Peters; do not interrupt me again, if you please.Wife in Name Only|Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
And I took a cake over to Peg, Grace was forced to interrupt to make known.The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong|Lillian Garis
You must do nothing to encroach upon another's rights, or to interrupt and disturb your companions in their pursuits.The Teacher|Jacob Abbott
But greater visitants than a poor steward were about to interrupt the savage quiet of Timon's solitude.Tales from Shakespeare|Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
One of the reasons he is Governor at thirty-six is that he always does attend to the matters that interrupt him.The Militants|Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
Word Origin for interrupt
c.1400, "to interfere with a legal right," from Latin interruptus, past participle of interrumpere "break apart, break off," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.), and compare corrupt). Meaning "to break into (a speech, etc.)" is early 15c. Related: Interrupted; interrupting.
1957, originally in computers, from interupt (v.).