Definitions for interfereˌɪn tərˈfɪər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•ter•fereˌɪn tərˈfɪər(v.i.)-fered, -fer•ing.
to come into opposition or collision so as to hamper, hinder, or obstruct someone or something:
Constant distractions interfere with work.
to take part in the affairs of others; meddle:
to interfere in someone's life.
to interpose or intervene for a particular purpose.
to strike one foot or leg against another in moving, as a horse.
(in a game or sport) to obstruct the action of an opposing player in a way barred by the rules. (in football) to run interference for a teammate carrying the ball.
to come into collision; be in opposition; clash.
Physics. to cause interference.
Origin of interfere:
1520–30; < MF s'entreferir to strike against each other =entre-inter-+ferir to strike < L ferīre
come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle
"Your talking interferes with my work!"
intervene, step in, interfere, interpose(verb)
get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
"Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to involve yourself in sb else's private affairs
Mom told me not to interfere in other people's business.
To get involved or involve oneself, causing disturbance.
I always try not to interfere with other peopleu2019s personal affairs.
(of waves) To be correlated with each other when overlapped or superposed.
Origin: entreferir, from entre- + ferir, itself from the verb ferio.
to come in collision; to be in opposition; to clash; as, interfering claims, or commands
to enter into, or take a part in, the concerns of others; to intermeddle; to interpose
to strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs; -- sometimes said of a human being, but usually of a horse; as, the horse interferes
to act reciprocally, so as to augment, diminish, or otherwise affect one another; -- said of waves, rays of light, heat, etc. See Interference, 2
to cover the same ground; to claim the same invention
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'interfere' in Verbs Frequency: #780
Translations for interfere
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often with in, ~with ) to (try to) become involved in etc, when one's help etc is not wanted
I wish you would stop interfering (with my plans); Don't interfere in other people's business!
- يَتَدَخَّل فيArabic
- намесвам сеBulgarian
- interferirPortuguese (BR)
- plést se do; zasahovatCzech
- sich einmischenGerman
- blande sigDanish
- αναμειγνύομαι, επεμβαίνωGreek
- interferir, entrometerseSpanish
- دخالت کردنFarsi
- (se) mêler (de)French
- umiješati seCroatian
- ikut campurIndonesian
- blanda sér í, skipta sér afIcelandic
- masuk campurMalay
- zich bemoeien metDutch
- blande seg inn i, legge seg bort iNorwegian
- wtrącać sięPolish
- دخالت کردنPersian
- مداخله كول، يو په بل كې ننوتل ( تداخلPashto
- a (se) amestecaRomanian
- miešať sa (do)Slovak
- vmešavati seSlovenian
- mešati seSerbian
- lägga (blanda) sig iSwedish
- karışmak, burnunu sokmakTurkish
- 干預Chinese (Trad.)
- دخل اندازي کرناUrdu
- can thiệpVietnamese
- 干预Chinese (Simp.)
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