/ ˌɪntəˈrʌpt; NAmE / verb
interrupt (sb/sth) (with sth) to say or do sth that makes sb stop what they are saying or doing :
[ v ]
Sorry to interrupt, but there's someone to see you.
Would you mind not interrupting all the time?
[ vn ]
I hope I'm not interrupting you.
They were interrupted by a knock at the door.
[also v speech , vn speech ]
[ vn ] to stop sth for a short time :
The game was interrupted several times by rain.
We interrupt this programme to bring you an important news bulletin.
[ vn ] to stop a line, surface, view, etc. from being even or continuous
late Middle English : from Latin interrupt- broken, interrupted, from the verb interrumpere , from inter- between + rumpere to break.