Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun interrupt

1 sense of interrupt

Sense 1
interrupt -- (a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out)
       => signal -- (an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb interrupt

4 senses of interrupt

Sense 1
interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off -- (make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages")
       => break, break off, discontinue, stop -- (prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations")

Sense 2
interrupt, disturb -- (destroy the peace or tranquility of; "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 3
interrupt, disrupt -- (interfere in someone else's activity; "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone")
       => chime in, cut in, put in, butt in, chisel in, barge in, break in -- (break into a conversation; "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation")

Sense 4
interrupt, break -- (terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

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