US: /ˌɪntɝˈəpt/
UK: /ˈɪntəɹˌʌpt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

interrupt /,intə'rʌpt/
  • ngoại động từ
    • làm gián đoạn, làm đứt quãng
    • ngắt lời
    • án ngữ, chắn (sự nhìn...)
    • (điện học) ngắt

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
1 ~ (sb/sth) (with sth) to say or do sth that makes sb stop what they are saying or doing: [V] Sorry to interrupt, but there's someone to see you. + Would you mind not interrupting all the time? + [VN] I hope I'm not interrupting you. + They were interrupted by a knock at the door. [also V speech, VN speech]
2 [VN] to stop the continuous progress of sth for a short time: The game was interrupted several times by rain. + We interrupt this programme to bring you an important news bulletin.
3 [VN] to stop a line, surface, view, etc. from being even or continuous

Thesaurus dictionary

1 break in, cut in, intrude in, butt in, interfere in, punctuate, disturb, Colloq barge in, chime in, horn in:
He keeps interrupting the discussion with his silly remarks.
2 discontinue, break off, cut off, cut short, interfere with, disrupt, suspend, hold up, halt, stop, end, terminate, cease:
We interrupt this programme to bring you a news bulletin.

Collocation dictionary


impatiently | rudely
What was I saying, before we were so rudely interrupted?
| harshly, sharply
‘Don't talk like that!’ he interrupted harshly.
| brutally, cruelly, violently
Their luncheon was brutally interrupted by gunfire.
| abruptly, suddenly | temporarily | constantly, repeatedly
The morning's work was constantly interrupted by phone calls.
| occasionally, periodically


be sorry to
I'm sorry to interrupt, but there's a telephone call for you.
| (not) dare (to)
It was all irrelevant, but I didn't dare interrupt him in mid-flow.


I thought it better not to interrupt her with any comment.


get interrupted
I didn't manage to finish the report. I kept getting interrupted.

Concise English dictionary

+a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
+make a break in
+destroy the peace or tranquility of
+interfere in someone else's activity