interrupt

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. stop, check; suspend, cut short, hinder, obstruct; butt in, interpose, break in. See hindrance, discontinuance.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To make a break in the continuity of]
Syn. obstruct, discontinue, break off, get in the way of; see hinder , prevent , suspend 2 .
2. [To break in on]
Syn. intrude, intervene, cut in on, break in, interfere, infringe, obtrude, chime in, cut off, break someone's train of thought, disrupt, come between, work in, crowd in, edge in, insinuate in, inject in, interpose, put in, talk out of turn, chip in*, break the thread*, worm in*, muscle in*, butt in*, horn in*, barge in*, bust in*, crash*; see also meddle 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. intrude *butt in, break in, cut in, *chime in, interject, inject, horn in, speak out ofturn, obtrude, disturb, interfere.
2. stop suspend, halt, discontinue, break off.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To stop suddenly, as a conversation, activity, or relationship: break off, cease, discontinue, suspend, terminate. See CONTINUE. 2. To interject remarks or questions into another's discourse: break in, chime in, chip in, cut in. See CONTINUE.

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  • Interrupt —   [dt. »Unterbrechung«] der, eine Unterbrechung des aktuellen Prozesses, die ein Prozessor in regelmäßigen Abständen oder bei Vorliegen einer entsprechenden Anfrage vornimmt, um Systemroutinen bzw. die Anforderung abzuarbeiten. Der Prozessor… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interrupt — I verb arrest, balk, barge in, break, break in, butt in, cause to cease, cause to delay, cease, check, chime in, clog, come between, cut, delay, desist, disconnect, discontinue, disjoin, dissever, dissolve, distract, disturb, disunite, divide,… …   Law dictionary

  • interrupt — ► VERB 1) stop the continuous progress of. 2) stop (a person who is speaking) by saying or doing something. 3) break the continuity of (a line, surface, or view). DERIVATIVES interrupter (also interruptor) noun interruptible adjective… …   English terms dictionary

  • Interrupt — In ter*rupt , p. a. [L. interruptus, p. p.] Broken; interrupted. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interrupt — *arrest, check Analogous words: suspend, stay, intermit, *defer, postpone: *intrude, obtrude, interlope, butt in: interfere, *interpose, intervene …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • interrupt — [v] bother, interfere arrest, barge in, break, break in, break off, break train of thought*, bust in*, butt in*, check, chime in*, come between, crash, crowd in, cut, cut in on*, cut off*, cut short*, defer, delay, disconnect, discontinue,… …   New thesaurus

  • interrupt — [in΄tə rupt′] vt. [ME interrupten < L interruptus, pp. of interrumpere, to break apart, break off < inter , between + rumpere, to break: see RUPTURE] 1. a) to break into or in upon (a discussion, train of thought, etc.) b) to break in upon… …   English World dictionary

  • Interrupt — This article is about computer interrupts. For the study of the effect of disruptions on job performance, see Interruption science. In computing, an interrupt is an asynchronous signal indicating the need for attention or a synchronous event in… …   Wikipedia

  • Interrupt — In der Informatik versteht man unter Interrupt (engl. to interrupt, unterbrechen) die kurzfristige Unterbrechung der normalen Programmausführung[1], um eine andere, meist kurze, aber zeitkritische Verarbeitung durchzuführen. Das auslösende… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • interrupt — verb ADVERB ▪ impatiently ▪ rudely ▪ What was I saying, before we were so rudely interrupted? ▪ angrily, harshly, sharply ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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