American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To break the continuity or uniformity of: Rain interrupted our baseball game.
- v. To hinder or stop the action or discourse of (someone) by breaking in on: The baby interrupted me while I was on the phone.
- v. To break in on an action or discourse.
- n. Computer Science A signal to a computer that stops the execution of a running program so that another action can be performed.
- n. Computer Science A circuit that conveys a signal stopping the execution of a running program.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a break or gap in; break the course or continuity of; hence, to break off; bring to a pause or cessation; hinder the continuation of.
- To break in upon or disturb the action of; stop or hinder in doing something.
- Gaping: spreading apart, as the sides of anything.
- Irregular; interrupted.
- Disturbed; interrupted.
- v. to disturb or halt an ongoing process or action by interfering suddenly.
- v. computing To assert to a computer that an exceptional condition must be handled.
- n. computing An event that causes a computer to temporarily cease what it was doing and attend to a condition
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. 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.
- v. To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of.
- adj. obsolete Broken; interrupted.
- v. destroy the peace or tranquility of
- v. terminate.
- v. make a break in
- n. a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
- v. interfere in someone else's activity
- From Latin interruptus, from interrumpere ("to break apart, break to pieces, break off, interrupt"), from inter ("between") + rumpere ("to break"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English interrupten, from Old French interrupte, interrupted, from Latin interruptus, past participle of interrumpere, to break off : inter-, inter- + rumpere, to break; see reup- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The same applies when incoming phone calls interrupt your game.”
“Phone calls interrupt our workflow and are more time-consuming to deal with than emails; plus they don't allow the PR person to convey as much information as an email message.”
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“Not to mention the annoyance of the phenomenon pretty much disabling my ability to actually use the phone properly, since incoming calls interrupt my apps, browsing, and anything else I'm doing at the time.”
“One for an apparatus that can disable so-called interrupt masks within processors (Granted June 1996).”
“If necessary, each interrupt source can have a unique piece of code, called the interrupt service routine (ISR) or interrupt handler, directly associated with it, to provide the required response action.”
“I thought of scrapping his POV entirely for Chapter 6, but thought it would 'interrupt' the flow and rhythmn of the story.”
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A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
between or among; mutually
"These are talking words," I announce. "You mean verbs that can be used for dialogue?" you ask. "That's right!" I agree.
need to know these words!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very basic words for ESL students.
Generally, I feel that "they said" is the best way to tag speech in reporting or fiction, but sometimes you want a verb that expresses something about the way a thing is said or shows the attitude ...
Dostoevsky's alternatives for 'said' and spruce-ilious adverbs
from the Pevear/Volokhonsky translation
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