interfere


interfere
01. My mother always told me not to [interfere] in other people's business.
02. [Interference] from your mother tongue is always a factor in the acquisition of a second language.
03. The United States has no right to [interfere] in the internal matters of this country.
04. Sergei's marital problems are starting to [interfere] with his ability to do his job.
05. I'm tired of our [interfering] neighbors poking their noses into our private lives.
06. Electrical [interference] has made radio reception here really bad.
07. The Prime Minister has described the foreign Ambassador's questions as [interference] in this country's internal matters.
08. Margery Allingham once said, "I am one of those people who are blessed, or cursed, with a nature which has to [interfere]. If I see a thing that needs doing, I do it."
09. Brooks Atkinson once said that he had no objections to churches so long as they do not [interfere] with God's work.
10. The author of "Black Beauty", Anna Sewell wrote that with cruelty and oppression, it is everybody's business to [interfere] when they see it.
11. An American basketball coach observed that you should not let what you cannot do [interfere] with what you can do.
12. I don't like to [interfere] in your problems with your girlfriend, but don't you think you should apologize to her for forgetting her birthday?
13. The extensive [interference] by humans in the landscape of Denmark has had a major effect on the wildlife there.
14. Depression often [interferes] with basic daily activities, such as working, eating and sleeping.
15. Electricity shocks us because it is an outside force that [interferes] with the internal electricity our bodies' nervous systems generate.
16. Someone once said that if drinking is [interfering] with your work, you're probably a heavy drinker, but if work is [interfering] with your drinking, you're probably an alcoholic.
17. The twin processes of decay and [interference] result in our forgetting any information held in short-term memory which is not rehearsed.
18. Discussion question: In what situations would one country have the right to interfere in the internal matters of another country?

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Interfere — In ter*fere , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Interfered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Interfering}.] [OF. entreferir to strike each other; entre between (L. inter) + OF. ferir to strike, F. f[ e]rir, fr. L. ferire. See {Ferula}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To come in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interfere — ► VERB 1) (interfere with) prevent from continuing or being carried out properly. 2) (interfere with) handle or adjust without permission. 3) intervene without invitation or necessity. 4) (interfere with) Brit. euphemistic sexually molest. 5) …   English terms dictionary

  • interfere — in·ter·fere vi fered, fer·ing 1: to act in a way that impedes or obstructs others 2: to enter into the concerns of others Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • interfere — [in΄tər fir′] vi. interfered, interfering [OFr (s )entreferir, to strike (each other) < entre , INTER + férir < L ferire, to strike < IE base * bher > BORE1] 1. to knock one foot or leg against the other: said of a horse 2. to come… …   English World dictionary

  • interfere — (v.) mid 15c., to strike against, from M.Fr. enterferer to strike each other, from entre between (see ENTRE (Cf. entre )) + ferir to strike, from L. ferire to knock, strike, related to L. forare to bore, pierce (see BORE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • interfere — 1 interpose, intervene, mediate, intercede Analogous words: impede, obstruct, block, *hinder, bar 2 *meddle, intermeddle, tamper Analogous words: intrude, interlope, butt in, obtrude: incommode, discommode, inconvenience, trouble: thwart, foil,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • interfere — [v] meddle, intervene baffle, balk, barge in, busybody*, butt in*, conflict, discommode, foil, fool with, frustrate, get in the way*, get involved, hamper, handicap, hang up*, hinder, hold up, horn in*, impede, incommode, inconvenience, inhibit,… …   New thesaurus

  • interfere — in|ter|fere [ ,ıntər fır ] verb intransitive ** to deliberately become involved in a situation and try to influence the way that it develops, although you have no right to do this: I don t want to interfere, but maybe you d better listen to me.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • interfere — verb ADVERB ▪ seriously ▪ Emotional problems can seriously interfere with a student s work. ▪ directly ▪ The judge cannot interfere directly in these proceedings. ▪ constantly …   Collocations dictionary

  • interfere */*/ — UK [ˌɪntə(r)ˈfɪə(r)] / US [ˌɪntərˈfɪr] verb [intransitive] Word forms interfere : present tense I/you/we/they interfere he/she/it interferes present participle interfering past tense interfered past participle interfered to deliberately become… …   English dictionary