Definition of 'interrupt'
Video: pronunciation of 'interrupt'
Example sentences containing 'interrupt'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
That interrupted the flow and allowed Pau some respite. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A human scream interrupts our stilted conversation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sometimes I'm the one doing the interrupting! The Sun (2016)Or will the polite conversations of its elites be rudely interrupted? The Times Literary Supplement (2013)The marriage in no way interrupted her dramatic career. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Three days without my work being constantly interrupted by calls. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is no one to interrupt them. Your One Week Way to Mind-Fitness (1994)You can interrupt a conversation with somebody at any time. Christianity Today (2000)What happens when the perfect life is interrupted by something as inconvenient as cancer? Times, Sunday Times (2010)He then opens the door and throws more punches before being interrupted by another driver. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But after dropping his trousers they were rudely interrupted. The Sun (2012)That needed three operations and interrupted his career. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is also the problem of a relationship being interrupted constantly. Times, Sunday Times (2015)No one can interrupt you and you have to have all the ideas. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They were not allowed to interrupt adult conversation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Less exciting moments of intimacy must constantly be interrupted in the same way. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The concierge waves a greeting without interrupting his conversation on the telephone. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The most readable writers seldom interrupt the natural flow of their sentences by placing a dependent clause after the subject. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)They finished each other's sentences without missing a beat or interrupting the flow of conversation. A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden (1990)On days she wanted to sleep, something always interrupted. A Plague of Angels (1993)The panel members kept interrupting one another with one-liners. The Other Side of MeAlthough having your relationships rudely interrupted by revolution isn't very fair. The Sun (2014)Nine more have followed, although latterly his career has been interrupted by two serious shoulder operations. Times, Sunday Times (2006)More importantly, they interrupt the flow. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Quite another to interrupt Cabinet business by using pointed questions to demand answers of more senior colleagues. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I was continually interrupted, with one member in particular being aggressive. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'interrupt'
In Common Usage. interrupt is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'interrupt'
British English: interrupt /ˌɪntəˈrʌpt/ VERB
If you interrupt someone who is speaking, you say or do something that causes them to stop.
They interrupted me every time I tried to say something.
She tapped him on the shoulder. `Sorry to interrupt.'
- American English: interrupt
- Arabic: يُقاطِعُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: interromper
- Chinese: 打断
- Croatian: prekinuti
- Czech: přerušit
- Danish: afbryde
- Dutch: onderbreken
- European Spanish: interrumpir
- Finnish: keskeyttää
- French: interrompre
- German: unterbrechen
- Greek: διακόπτω
- Italian: interrompere
- Japanese: 中断する
- Korean: 방해하다
- Norwegian: avbryte
- Polish: przerwać
- European Portuguese: interromper
- Romanian: a întrerupe
- Russian: прерывать
- Spanish: interrumpir
- Swedish: avbryta
- Thai: ทำให้หยุดชะงัก
- Turkish: sözünü kesmek
- Ukrainian: переривати
- Vietnamese: chen ngang
Definition of interrupt from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.