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")

Antonyms of adj interrupted

2 senses of interrupted

Sense 1
interrupted -- (discontinued temporarily; "we resumed the interrupted discussion")

INDIRECT (VIA discontinued) -> continued -- (without stop or interruption; "to insure the continued success of the war"; "the continued existence of nationalism"; "the continued popularity of Westerns")

Sense 2
fitful, interrupted, off-and-on (prenominal) -- (intermittently stopping and starting; "fitful (or interrupted) sleep"; "off-and-on static")

INDIRECT (VIA broken) -> unbroken -- (marked by continuous or uninterrupted extension in space or time or sequence; "cars in an unbroken procession"; "the unbroken quiet of the afternoon")

Similarity of adj interrupted

2 senses of interrupted

Sense 1
interrupted -- (discontinued temporarily; "we resumed the interrupted discussion")
       => discontinued (vs. continued) -- (stopped permanently or temporarily; "discontinued models"; "a discontinued magazine"; "a discontinued conversation")

Sense 2
fitful, interrupted, off-and-on (prenominal) -- (intermittently stopping and starting; "fitful (or interrupted) sleep"; "off-and-on static")
       => broken (vs. unbroken) -- (not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs")

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