What was I saying, before we were so rudely ~ed?
▪ angrily , harshly , sharply
‘Don't talk like that!’ he ~ed harshly.
Their luncheon was violently ~ed by gunfire.
▪ hastily , quickly
‘He's kidding,’ I ~ed hastily.
▪ abruptly , suddenly
▪ constantly , frequently , repeatedly
The morning's work was constantly ~ed by phone calls.
▪ occasionally , periodically
VERB + INTERRUPT
▪ be sorry to
I'm sorry to ~, but there's a telephone call for you.
▪ (not) dare (to)
It was all irrelevant, but I didn't dare ~ him in mid-flow.
I thought it better not to ~ her with any comment.
▪ get ~ed
I didn't manage to finish the report. I kept getting ~ed.
Interrupt is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ bell
Interrupt is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ class , ↑ conversation , ↑ flow , ↑ narrative , ↑ schedule , ↑ silence , ↑ sleep , ↑ thought , ↑ train