Definition of "interfere" []

  • To be or create a hindrance or obstacle: loud talking that interfered with the other patrons' conversations; assistance that only interfered. (verb-intransitive)
  • Sports To perform an act of interference. (verb-intransitive)
  • To intervene or intrude in the affairs of others; meddle. (verb-intransitive)
  • To strike one hoof against the opposite hoof or leg while moving. Used of a horse. (verb-intransitive)
  • Physics & Electronics To cause interference. (verb-intransitive)
  • To interpose, esp meddlesomely or unwarrantedly; intervene (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To come between or in opposition; hinder; obstruct (verb)
  • To assault sexually (verb)
  • To strike one against the other, as a horse's legs (verb)
  • To cause or produce interference (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "interfere" in a sentence
  • "So even if you think that, e.g., laws barring discrimination against citizens of Hispanic origin interfere with liberty, we already have thatissue."
  • "It's amazing what you can do when you don't let your brain interfere with your body."
  • "I think health and safety did interfere, which is why we didn't see the Young Farmers Tug of War."