Definition of interruptus
1. interrupt [ v ] make a break in
Examples: "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
If , in preparing that shot for the inevitable showing to your friends , you interrupt the sequence to paste in a_few frames of the child 's grandmother watching this event , you have begun to be an artist in film ; you are employing the basic technique of film ; you are cutting .
(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
The slow tapping of a cane on the stone steps coming up to the tower interrupted his reverie .
(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
Time elapsed but the doctor was obviously unconscious of its passage until an unwelcome knock on the door interrupted the processes of nature .Synonyms interrupt cut_off disrupt break_up Related Terms break pause stop cut interject take_off chime_in jam heckle burst_in_on put_away break punctuate gap
2. interrupt [ v ] destroy the peace or tranquility of
Examples: "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"
(Allen R. Bosworth, The Crows of Edwina Hill....)
Tommy interrupted furiously .Synonyms interrupt disturb Related Terms act
3. interrupt [ v ] interfere in someone else's activity
Examples: "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"
(Harry Olesker, Impact....)
Conrad interrupted .Synonyms interrupt disrupt Related Terms chime_in cut_short cut_in gap
4. interrupt [ v ] terminate
Examples: "She interrupted her pregnancy" "break a lucky streak" "break the cycle of poverty"
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