Meaning of interrupt

Definition of interrupt

(noun) a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
(verb) make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
destroy the peace or tranquility of; "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"
interfere in someone else's activity; "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"
terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"

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