Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Interrupt (Page: 780)

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.]

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 speaking.

Do not interrupt me in my course. Shak.

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


Interrupt (Page: 780)

In`ter*rupt", p. a. [L. interruptus, p. p.] Broken; interrupted. [Obs.] Milton.