from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of interrupt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Broken; intermitted; suddenly stopped.
- adj. Irregular; -- said of any arrangement whose symmetry is destroyed by local causes, as when leaflets are interposed among the leaves in a pinnate leaf.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Broken; intermitted; fitful; acting irregularly or unequally.
- In botany: Having the principal leaflets divided by intervals of smaller ones: applied to compound leaves.
- Having the larger spikes divided by a series of smaller ones: applied to flowers: opposed to continuous.
- In zoology, suddenly stopped; having a gap or hiatus: as, an interrupted stria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. intermittently stopping and starting
- adj. discontinued temporarily
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The soft calling of his name interrupted his thoughts, and he looked up to find Dorothy standing beside his table.
An urgent tapping at the door, and the sound of Brockley calling my name interrupted us.
First up, Kimanzi saw Mathare's charge at the title interrupted by their 0-1 result at Nyayo to Sofapaka this past weekend.
He said they had taken down adjacent power and communication lines, resulting in interrupted service for some residents.
"That's what made us fetch to leeward," the captain interrupted, desiring to vindicate his seamanship.
Open, where Glover won after rain interrupted play over and over; and the British Open, where Stewart Cink beat Tom Watson in a playoff.
Butte, Montana Senator John McCain interrupted his campaigning here in Butte to call a press conference.
A short story I wrote last night well, one long paragraph last week and then a phone call interrupted me so I had to wait till I had time to trance in again, "The Last Words of Dutch Schultz Jesus Christ" will be published in Dark Faith, The Mo*Con Anthology to be published next year.
That's as far as we got because a phone call interrupted it.
While Sandler was being self-depreciating, Irvin interrupted, Don't sell yourself short Adam; you threw some perfect passes.