Pronunciation of Interrupt
/ˈɪntəɹˌʌpt/, /ˈɪntəɹˌʌpt/, /ˈɪ_n_t_ə_ɹ_ˌʌ_p_t/

Synonyms for interrupt:

bother, interfere (verb)

arrest, barge in, break, break off, butt in, check, chime in, crash, cut, cut short, defer, delay, disconnect, discontinue, disjoin, disturb, disunite, divide, edge in, halt, heckle, hinder, hold up, horn in, impede, in, infringe, inject, insinuate, intrude, lay aside, obstruct, prevent, punctuate, put in, separate, sever, shortstop, stay, stop, suspend, work in, break in, cut off, come between, break train of thought, bust in, crowd in, cut in on, get in the way.

cease (verb)

abandon, break, cease, close, culminate, desist, discontinue, end, halt, pause, quit, refrain, remit, stay, stop, suspend, terminate.

hinder (verb)

baffle, bar, block, bottleneck, brake, bung, burden, catch, check, choke, clog, complicate, congest, constipate, constrain, counter, cramp, crimp, cripple, curb, dam, delay, detain, deter, drag, encumber, entangle, entrap, fetter, foul, frustrate, hamper, hamstring, handicap, hinder, impair, impede, inhibit, jam, mire, obstruct, oppose, paralyze, plug, resist, restrain, restrict, snag, snarl, tangle, thwart.

interrupt (verb)

butt in, postpone, recess, relieve, reprieve.

intervene (verb)

come between.

Sense 1

chime in, heckle, interject, step in, break in onorupon, impose on or upon, wade in.

Sense 2

cut short, jump in.

Sense 3

chip in, hold up, interpolate, intervene, shout out, cut in.

Sense 5

break into, put in.

Sense 7

come in.


cut off.



Usage examples for interrupt:

  • " Pray, Miss Arden, don't let us interrupt you," said Mr. Longcluse. - "Checkmate", Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
  • No, no, you shall not dine with us; How dare you interrupt us thus? - "Rhymes Old and New", M.E.S. Wright.
  • Then- said Mr. Crow- then don't interrupt me again, please! - "The Tale of Brownie Beaver", Arthur Scott Bailey.
  • " Don't let me interrupt you, Jervis," said he. - "The Red Thumb Mark", R. Austin Freeman.

Rhymes for interrupt:

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using one head

disbelieve, discard, dismiss.