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synonyms for interrupting

  • break
  • break off
  • cut off
  • cut short
  • delay
  • discontinue
  • disturb
  • halt
  • heckle
  • hinder
  • hold up
  • impede
  • prevent
  • punctuate
  • stop
  • suspend
  • arrest
  • check
  • crash
  • cut
  • defer
  • disconnect
  • disjoin
  • disunite
  • divide
  • in
  • infringe
  • inject
  • insinuate
  • intrude
  • obstruct
  • separate
  • sever
  • shortstop
  • stay
  • barge in
  • break in
  • break train of thought
  • bust in
  • butt in
  • chime in
  • come between
  • crowd in
  • cut in on
  • edge in
  • get in the way
  • horn in
  • lay aside
  • put in
  • work in
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antonyms for interrupting

MOST RELEVANT
  • advance
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • begin
  • carry on
  • cause
  • continue
  • encourage
  • facilitate
  • forward
  • further
  • give
  • go
  • help
  • join
  • mend
  • permit
  • promote
  • push
  • start
  • support
  • attach
  • combine
  • connect
  • couple
  • expedite
  • leave
  • leave alone
  • link
  • unite
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How to use interrupting in a sentence

He apologized for interrupting their tête-à-tête, but said he had no choice, as the saloon was completely full.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
"'Cite can do it as well as I; it is really her business," she explained to Edna, who apologized for interrupting her.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
It aids conversation by occasionally interrupting it for a short period, to be renewed with a new impetus.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
His piety, however, does not prevent him from interrupting his prayer to swear at the men most vigorously.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
As we sat there, we heard noises, not very harmonious, interrupting the song of the salmon-fishers.
MRS. FALCHION, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Sister Agathe exclaimed eagerly, interrupting the stranger, while she watched him with curious eyes.
AN EPISODE UNDER THE TERRORHONORE DE BALZAC
I asked your forgiveness for interrupting you so rudely this morning; but these public disputes lead to so much evil.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
"No passion, Colombaik," put in the benign Joan, again interrupting the impetuous young man.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
"Now don't tell me it isn't true, because it is," he snapped, again interrupting her as she was about to speak.
HAPPY HOUSEBETSEY RIDDLE, FREIFRAU VON HUTTEN ZUM STOLZENBERG
Even Pat was frightened out of interrupting by the beat and pace of the noise which came from the typewriter.
THE BOY GREW OLDERHEYWOOD BROUN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO INTERRUPTING

  • arresting
  • averting
  • balking
  • checking
  • conservative
  • coping with
  • defending
  • frustrating
  • guarding
  • in opposition
  • interrupting
  • opposing
  • preservative
  • preventive
  • protecting
  • resistive
  • safeguarding
  • thwarting
  • uptight
  • warding off
  • withstanding
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.