Definition of 'interruption'
Example sentences containing 'interruption'
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The whole adds up to a book that takes some time to read, because there are so many interruptions for laughter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)England prospered from the one interruption for rain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But there are frequent interruptions in this work in which the significance blazes all of itself. Christianity Today (2000)The constant interruptions to my working day. Times, Sunday Times (2009)How many interruptions could we endure and for how long? Times, Sunday Times (2012)These things are a sad interruption to business! Middlemarch (1872)The overall bill from lost profit and business interruption ran into the millions. The Sun (2011)It all helps to minimise business interruption. Times, Sunday Times (2006)How many interruptions can we bear? Times, Sunday Times (2012)At the moment, watching a streamed film is a patchy experience with frequent interruptions. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In common with most other business interruption products, his policy does not cover general service faults. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Business interruption: arson to you and me. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The game was reduced to 36 overs a side after a rain interruption of more than two hours. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was not possible to do this at the school as there were too many interruptions, she said. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Synergy is aiming to offer a single policy covering a range of areas from business interruption, motor and liability insurance. Times, Sunday Times (2007)England had made 161 for six in their full 20 overs either side of a rain interruption. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Or at least he was trying to, in-between constant interruptions from his star player. The Sun (2015)This is the lowest attendance for the first four days since 2007, when frequent rain interruptions hit the first week. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The evidence put to them is censored, controlled, delivered after frequent and unwelcome interruptions and often without being understood. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The journey I have made with my heroes has absorbed me for so many years that the constant interruptions for other work have been welcome. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These assessments lull companies into limiting their business interruption cover and, although this can keep premiums down, it can be a false economy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'interruption'
British English: interruption /ˌɪntəˈrʌpʃən/ NOUN
An interruption is something such as an action, comment, or question, that causes someone or something to stop.
The sudden interruption stopped her in mid-sentence.
- American English: interruption
- Arabic: مُقَاطَعَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: interrupção
- Chinese: 打断
- Croatian: prekid
- Czech: přerušení
- Danish: afbrydelse
- Dutch: onderbreking
- European Spanish: interrupción
- Finnish: keskeytys
- French: interruption
- German: Unterbrechung
- Greek: διακοπή
- Italian: interruzione
- Japanese: 中断
- Korean: 방해
- Norwegian: avbrytelse
- Polish: przerwanie
- European Portuguese: interrupção
- Romanian: întrerupere
- Russian: прерывание
- Spanish: interrupción
- Swedish: avbrott
- Thai: การหยุดชะงัก
- Turkish: müdahale
- Ukrainian: питання
- Vietnamese: sự chen ngang
Definition of interruption from the Collins English Dictionary
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