[in-ter-feer] /ˌɪn tərˈfɪər/
verb (used without object), interfered, interfering.
to come into opposition, as one thing with another, especially with the effect of hampering action or procedure (often followed by with):
Constant distractions interfere with work.
to take part in the affairs of others; meddle (often followed by with or in):
to interfere in another’s life.
(of things) to strike against each other, or one against another, so as to hamper or hinder action; come into physical collision.
to interpose or intervene for a particular purpose.
to strike one foot or leg against another in moving, as a horse.
Physics. to cause interference.
to clash; come in collision; be in opposition:
The claims of two nations may interfere.
Law. to claim earlier invention when several patent requests for the same invention are being filed.
interfere with, Chiefly British. to molest sexually.
(often foll by in) to interpose, esp meddlesomely or unwarrantedly; intervene
(often foll by with) to come between or in opposition; hinder; obstruct
(foll by with) (euphemistic) to assault sexually
to strike one against the other, as a horse’s legs
(physics) to cause or produce interference
mid-15c., “to strike against,” from Middle French enterferer “to strike each other,” from entre- “between” (see entre-) + ferir “to strike,” from Latin ferire “to knock, strike,” related to Latin forare “to bore, pierce” (see bore (v.), and cf. punch (v.), which has both the senses “to hit” and “to make a hole in”). Figurative sense of “to meddle with, oppose unrightfully” is from 1630s. Related: Interfered; interfering.
[in-tur-pri-tiv] /ɪnˈtɜr prɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. serving to ; explanatory. 2. deduced by . 3. made because of : an interpretive distortion of language. 4. of or relating to those arts that require an intermediary, as a performer, for realization, as in music or theater. 5. offering , explanations, or guidance, as through lectures, brochures, […]
[in-tuh-ruhp-tid] /ˌɪn təˈrʌp tɪd/ adjective, Botany. 1. having an irregular or discontinuous arrangement, as of leaflets along a stem. /ˌɪntəˈrʌptɪd/ adjective 1. broken, discontinued, or hindered 2. (of plant organs, esp leaves) not evenly spaced along an axis 3. (music) Also deceptive. (of a cadence) progressing from the dominant chord to any other, such as […]
[in-ter-sekt] /ˌɪn tərˈsɛkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to cut or divide by passing through or across: The highway intersects the town. verb (used without object) 2. to cross, as lines or wires. 3. Geometry. to have one or more points in common: intersecting lines. /ˌɪntəˈsɛkt/ verb 1. to divide, cut, or mark off by […]