run interference

[ in-ter-feer-uh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF run interference
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WORD ORIGIN

1783, formed irregularly from interfere on model of difference, etc. Broadcasting and telephoning sense is from 1887. In chess from 1913; in U.S. football from 1894.

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