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
OTHER WORDS FROM interferein·ter·fer·er, nounin·ter·fer·ing·ly, adverbnon·in·ter·fer·ing, adjectivenon·in·ter·fer·ing·ly, adverb
Words nearby interfere
Example sentences from the Web for non-interfering
Being a non-interfering, self-contained man, he seemed to be rather irresolute.The Postmaster's Daughter|Louis Tracy
In the lodge he is a mild, considerate man, of the non-interfering and non-scolding species.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft
Society could make the necessary protest, but it does not; for if Society is anything, it is non-interfering.Maids Wives and Bachelors|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr