- interrupted fern,
- interrupted screw,
- interrupted suture,
Origin of interrupted
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of interrupt
Examples from the Web for interrupted
But the stories of the Riveras and Toros are often interrupted by the stories of their neighbors.
After our talk—and, of course, much more research—I filed a version of the following story on my website Hollywood, Interrupted.
When host David Gregory interrupted to note that Carson also said that “it is slavery in a way,” the Doctor agreed.Fringe Factor: The Common Core Will Turn Your Kids as Gay as Possible|Caitlin Dickson|May 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Welch interrupted, offering a smile that signaled pure exhaustion and defeat.
We half expect the music cue to be interrupted by something equally (and intentionally) cliché, like the brrrzzzzzzippp!What's Happened to Don Draper? Why Everyone’s Favorite ‘Mad Men’ Stud Needs His Mojo Back|Lizzie Crocker|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The words of the young girl were interrupted by a startling thing.Roads of Destiny|O. Henry
But she interrupted him impatiently, and said she hated and would have no mercy on you.Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee and his Paladins|John Esten Cooke
They are interrupted by that great accident, matrimony, which invites a woman to stop teaching, and a man to continue.The Spirit of America|Henry Van Dyke
"False rumors given out by the traitor, Havenner, who has now gone to the twilight of the gods," interrupted the Viceroy.Giants on the Earth|Sterner St. Paul Meek
"It's a long story," interrupted the Adventurer, with quiet insolence.The White Moll|Frank L. Packard
Word Origin for interrupt
1957, originally in computers, from interupt (v.).
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.