What is the meaning of interrupt?


  • A signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out.


  • Make a break in.
    • usage: "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
  • Destroy the peace or tranquility of.
    • usage: "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"
  • Interfere in someone else's activity.
    • usage: "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"
  • Terminate.
    • usage: "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"
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