Interfere meaning

ĭntər-fîr
(physics & electronics) To cause interference.
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To come into collision or opposition; clash; conflict.
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(law) To claim priority for an invention, as when two or more applications for its patent are pending.
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To strike one hoof against the opposite hoof or leg while moving. Used of a horse.
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(sports) To perform an act of interference.
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(physics) To affect each other by interference.
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To intervene or intrude in the affairs of others; meddle.
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To be or create a hindrance or obstacle.

The rain interfered with our plans to go on a picnic.

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To knock one foot or leg against the other.
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(radio, tv, etc.) To create interference in reception.
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(sports) To be guilty of interference.
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To interfere is defined as to create an obstacle or get involved in other peoples' business.

An example of interfere is to throw rocks in the middle of someone's running path.

An example of interfere is to jump in when other people are having a disagreement.

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(intransitive) To get involved or involve oneself, causing disturbance.

I always try not to interfere with other people’s personal affairs.

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(intransitive, physics) (of waves) To be correlated with each other when overlapped or superposed.

Correlated waves interfere to produce interesting patterns, while uncorrelated waves overlap without interfering.

Where the radio-wave signals of the two radio stations interfere the listener hears nothing but noise.

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(mostly of horses) To strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs.
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interfere with
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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Origin of interfere

  • Middle English enterferen from Old French s'entreferer to strike one another entre- between (from Latin inter- inter–) ferir to strike (from Latin ferīre)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French entreferir, from entre- + ferir (“to hit, to strike”), itself from the Latin verb ferio.

    From Wiktionary