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.]


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 speaking.

Do not interrupt me in my course. Shak.


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


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In`ter*rupt", p. a. [L. interruptus, p. p.]

Broken; interrupted.




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