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- enterfere (obsolete)
Old French entreferir, from entre- + ferir (“to hit, to strike”), itself from the Latin verb ferio.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɪntɚˈfɪɹ/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɪntəˈfɪə(ɹ)/
- Hyphenation: in‧ter‧fere
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- Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)
interfere (third-person singular simple present interferes, present participle interfering, simple past and past participle interfered)
- (intransitive) To get involved or involve oneself, causing disturbance.
- I always try not to interfere with other people’s personal affairs.
- (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.
- (mostly of horses) To strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs.
- (intransitive, followed by "with") To sexually molest, especially of a child.
- The investigation found the girls had been interfered with.
get involved, causing disturbance
strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs
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