|Origin:||, past participle of interrumpere, from rumpere 'to break'|
1 [intransitive and transitive]
to stop someone from continuing what they are saying or doing by suddenly speaking to them, making a noise etc:
Will you stop interrupting me!
Sorry to interrupt, but I need to ask you to come downstairs.
to make a process or activity stop temporarily:
My studies were interrupted by the war.
if something interrupts a line, surface, view etc it stops it from being continuous
—interruption noun [uncountable and countable]! Do not use interruption to mean a short period when students or workers can stop working and relax. Use break instead: Between the two classes there is a 15 minute break.
We can talk here without interruption.