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interrupt (v.)

c. 1400, "to interfere with a legal right," from Latin interruptus, past participle of interrumpere "break apart, break off, break through," from inter "between" (see inter-) + rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.), and compare corrupt (adj.)). Meaning "to break into, break in upon, disturb the action of" (especially of speech) is from early 15c. in English (it is also in Latin). Related: Interrupted; interrupting.

interrupt (n.)

"action of interrupting," 1956, originally in computing in reference to programs, from interrupt (v.).

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Definitions of interrupt from WordNet
1
interrupt (v.)
make a break in;
We interrupt the program for the following messages
Synonyms: disrupt / break up / cut off
interrupt (v.)
destroy the peace or tranquility of;
Don't interrupt me when I'm reading
Synonyms: disturb
interrupt (v.)
interfere in someone else's activity;
Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone
Synonyms: disrupt
interrupt (v.)
terminate;
She interrupted her pregnancy
Synonyms: break
2
interrupt (n.)
a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out;
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