Interrupt In`ter*rupt", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Interrupted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Interrupting}.] [L. interruptus, p. p. of interrumpere to interrupt; inter between + rumpere to break. See {Rupture}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To break into, or between; to stop, or hinder by breaking in upon the course or progress of; to interfere with the current or motion of; to cause a temporary cessation of; as, to interrupt the remarks of anyone speaking. [1913 Webster]

Do not interrupt me in my course. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of; as, the evenness of the road was not interrupted by a single hill. [1913 Webster]

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  • interrupted — interrupted; un·interrupted; …   English syllables

  • Interrupted — In ter*rupt ed, a. 1. Broken; intermitted; suddenly stopped. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Irregular; said of any arrangement whose symmetry is destroyed by local causes, as when leaflets are interposed among the leaves in a pinnate leaf. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interrupted — index arrested (checked), desultory, disconnected, disjointed, disjunctive (tending to disjoin), intermittent Burton s Legal Thesau …   Law dictionary

  • interrupted — [in΄tə rupt′id, in΄tər rupt′id] adj. 1. broken by interruption; not continuous 2. Bot. asymmetrical; irregular: said of parts not equally spaced on a stem …   English World dictionary

  • interrupted — adjective 1. discontinued temporarily we resumed the interrupted discussion • Similar to: ↑discontinued 2. intermittently stopping and starting fitful (or interrupted) sleep off and on static • Syn: ↑fitful …   Useful english dictionary

  • interrupted — adj. [L. inter, between; rumpere, to break] Irregular; asymmetrical; broken in continuity …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • interrupted — /in teuh rup tid/, adj. Bot. having an irregular or discontinuous arrangement, as of leaflets along a stem. [INTERRUPT + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • interrupted — in·ter·rupt·ed (in″tə rupґtəd) [L. interruptus] not continuous; marked by intermissions or breaches of continuity …   Medical dictionary

  • interrupted — Synonyms and related words: broken, broken off, chopped off, choppy, decousu, disconnected, discontinued, discontinuous, discrete, disjunctive, episodic, fitful, herky jerky, incoherent, intermittent, irregular, jagged, jerky, noncontinuous,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • interrupted — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. stopped, checked, held up, obstructed, delayed, disrupted, broken, broken off, discontinuous, irregular, interfered with, meddled with, hindered, suspended, discontinued, cut short; see also intermittent , postponed …   English dictionary for students

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