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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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