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Meaning & Definition of Interrupt in English

English

Interrupt

/ɪntərəpt/

noun

1. A signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out

    synonym:
  • interrupt

verb

1. Make a break in

  • "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
    synonym:
  • interrupt
  • ,
  • disrupt
  • ,
  • break up
  • ,
  • cut off

2. Destroy the peace or tranquility of

  • "Don't interrupt me when i'm reading"
    synonym:
  • interrupt
  • ,
  • disturb

3. Interfere in someone else's activity

  • "Please don't interrupt me while i'm on the phone"
    synonym:
  • interrupt
  • ,
  • disrupt

4. Terminate

  • "She interrupted her pregnancy"
  • "Break a lucky streak"
  • "Break the cycle of poverty"
    synonym:
  • interrupt
  • ,
  • break

Examples of using

I didn't want to interrupt the discussion.
Did I interrupt something?
Please don't interrupt me, Tom.