- intervene in a situation without invitation or necessity；prevent (a process or activity) from continuing or being carried out properly
verb: interfere, 3rd person present: interferes, gerund or present participle: interfering, past tense: interfered, past participle: interfered
- 1. intervene in a situation without invitation or necessity you promised not to interfere she tried not to interfere in her children's lives 同義詞
- 2. prevent (a process or activity) from continuing or being carried out properly a holiday job would interfere with his studies 同義詞
- ▪ (of a thing) strike against or impede (something) when working the rotors are widely separated and do not interfere with one another
- 3. handle or adjust (something) without permission, especially so as to cause damage he admitted interfering with a van
- ▪ attempt to bribe or intimidate (a witness) they face charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice and interfering with witnesses
- ▪ British euphemistic sexually molest (someone, especially a child). 同義詞
- 4. (of light or other electromagnetic waveforms) interact to produce interference light pulses interfere constructively in a fibre to emit a pulse
- ▪ cause interference to a broadcast radio signal.
- 5. (of a horse) knock one foot against the fetlock of another leg.
- take part or intervene in an activity without invitation or necessity: you promised not to interfere she tried not to interfere in her children's lives
Oxford American Dictionary