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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)

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.

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."