Interfere - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɪntərˈfɪr|  American pronunciation of the word interfere
Brit.  |ɪntəˈfɪə|  British pronunciation of the word interfere


- come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle
Your talking interferes with my work!
- get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force (syn: interpose, intervene, step in)

Extra examples

I tried to offer advice without interfering.

...a strong resentment of outsiders who attempted to interfere with their traditional ways of doing things...

You mustn't allow them to interfere with your business.

Nothing must be allowed to interfere with our plans for the weekend.

The interests of two republics didn't interfere.

My daughter-in-law said that I was interfering, but I was only trying to help.

It's not the church's job to interfere in politics.

Your talking interferes with my work!

...the sediment at the bottom of the river needs to be routinely dredged so that it doesn't interfere with barge traffic...

...trimmed back some of the tree's outgrowths so they wouldn't interfere with the power lines...

It was not my part to interfere.

Cautious by nature, Simpkin was reluctant to interfere.

Well, there's gratitude for you! Here am I trying to help and you tell me not to interfere!

Don't interfere - you'll only make things worse.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: interfere
he/she/it: interferes
present participle: interfering
past tense: interfered
past participle: interfered
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