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1. interrupt

verb. ['ˌɪntɝˈʌpt'] make a break in.

Synonyms

  • block
  • take time off
  • break in
  • burst upon
  • take off
  • burst in on
  • cut in
  • chisel in
  • interject
  • heckle
  • put aside
  • break off
  • put away
  • punctuate
  • disrupt
  • inject
  • cut off
  • pause
  • chime in
  • stop
  • break up
  • discontinue
  • cut
  • jam
  • intermit
  • barge in
  • butt in
  • stop over
  • put in
  • interpose
  • come in
  • break

Antonyms

  • add
  • stop
  • attach
  • play up

Etymology

  • interruptus (Latin)
  • interrumpere (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Interrupt

  • disrupt
  • abrupt
  • erupt
  • corrupt
  • upped

How do you spell interrupt? Is it inturrupt ?

A common misspelling of interrupt is inturrupt

Example sentences of the word interrupt


1. Noun, singular or mass
The dealer will install a payment device -- an electronic starter interrupt -- in the car.

2. Verb, base form
When you wire a switch to a 120-volt circuit, it functions to interrupt a single hot wire.

Quotes containing the word interrupt


1. Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
- Napoléon Bonaparte

2. Don't interrupt me while I'm interrupting.
- Winston S. Churchill

3. Well I'd certainly hate to interrupt your pleasant night stroll with my sudden death.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

2. interrupt

verb. ['ˌɪntɝˈʌpt'] destroy the peace or tranquility of.

Synonyms

  • act
  • disturb

Antonyms

  • bring to
  • unfreeze
  • unblock

Etymology

  • interruptus (Latin)
  • interrumpere (Latin)

3. interrupt

verb. ['ˌɪntɝˈʌpt'] interfere in someone else's activity.

Synonyms

  • cut short
  • disrupt
  • cut in
  • barge in
  • break in
  • butt in
  • put in
  • chime in

Antonyms

  • ability
  • end
  • arrive
  • dress

Etymology

  • interruptus (Latin)
  • interrumpere (Latin)

4. interrupt

verb. ['ˌɪntɝˈʌpt'] terminate.

Synonyms

  • cut short
  • terminate
  • hold on
  • break off
  • break short
  • suspend
  • stop
  • end
  • break

Antonyms

  • free
  • natural object
  • unstuff
  • show

Etymology

  • interruptus (Latin)
  • interrumpere (Latin)

5. interrupt

noun. ['ˌɪntɝˈʌpt'] a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out.

Antonyms

  • unclog

Etymology

  • interruptus (Latin)
  • interrumpere (Latin)
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