Meaning of INTERRUPT in English 1 act so as to break the continuous progress of (an action, speech, a person speaking, etc.). 2 obstruct (a person's view etc.). 3 break the continuity of. interruptible adj. interruption n. interruptive adj. interruptory adj.

[ ME f. L interrumpere interrupt- (as INTER-, rumpere break) ]

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