verb [ trans. ]
1 stop the continuous progress of (an activity or process) : the buzzer interrupted his thoughts.
• stop (someone speaking) by saying or doing something : “Of course …” Shepherd began, but his son interrupted him | [with direct speech ] “Hold on,” he interrupted.
2 break the continuity of (a line or surface) : the coastal plain is interrupted by chains of large lagoons.
• obstruct (something, esp. a view).
interruptible |ˈɪn(t)əˈrəptəbəl| adjective
interruption |- sh ən| |ˈɪn(t)əˈrəpʃən| |-ˈrʌpʃ(ə)n| noun
interruptive |-tiv| |ˈɪn(t)əˈrəptɪv| adjective
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin interrupt- ‘broken, interrupted,’ from the verb interrumpere, from inter- ‘between’ + rumpere ‘to break.’