Synonyms for interrupt

Synonyms for (noun) interrupt

Synonyms: interrupt

Definition: a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out

Similar words: signal

Definition: an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes

Synonyms for (verb) interrupt

Synonyms: break, interrupt

Definition: terminate

Usage: She interrupted her pregnancy; break a lucky streak; break the cycle of poverty

Similar words: end, terminate

Definition: bring to an end or halt

Usage: She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime; The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I


Synonyms: disturb, interrupt

Definition: destroy the peace or tranquility of

Usage: Don't interrupt me when I'm reading

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel


Synonyms: disrupt, interrupt

Definition: interfere in someone else's activity

Usage: Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone

Similar words: chime in, chisel in, break in, butt in, put in, barge in, cut in

Definition: break into a conversation

Usage: her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation


Synonyms: interrupt, break up, disrupt, cut off

Definition: make a break in

Usage: We interrupt the program for the following messages

Similar words: break, break off, stop, discontinue

Definition: prevent completion

Usage: stop the project; break off the negotiations