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One entry found for interrupt.
Main Entry: inĚterĚrupt
Pronunciation: secondarystressint-schwa-primarystressrschwapt
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English interrupten "to interrupt," from Latin interruptus, past participle of interrumpere "to interrupt," from inter- "between, among" and rumpere "to break" --related to RUPTURE
1 : to stop or hinder by breaking in <interrupt a conversation>
2 : to break the sameness or course of <a loud crash interrupted the silence>
- inĚterĚruptĚer noun
- inĚterĚrupĚtion /-primarystressrschwap-shschwan/ noun
- inĚterĚrupĚtive /-primarystressrschwap-tiv/ adjective

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