Translation of interrupt in Spanish:


interrumpir, v.

Pronunciation /ɪntəˈrʌpt//ˌɪn(t)əˈrəpt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (by speaking)
    (discussion/person) interrumpir
    I'm sorry to interrupt you perdone que lo interrumpa
    • but … , he interrupted —pero … —interrumpió
    • She kept whispering her thanks until Alec finally interrupted her.
    • As Lore opened her mouth once again to ask, a chime in the background interrupted her.
    • All of a sudden, arguments were heard over the radio about the man's views of Norway in the form of bored voices interrupting each other in the dullest kind of way.
    • Hoss listened quietly and without interrupting until Adam had finished.
    • I was about to add to her statement, until I was interrupted.
    • She interrupted him speaking softly in a determined voice.
    • Bob was helping a customer when I got to the store and I didn't want to interrupt him until he was finished, but at the same time I wanted to get to the bottom of the schedule quandary.
    • They both walked out of the classroom together, talking until they were interrupted by their own names being called.
    • I mean, I do not want to interrupt you, but did you ever obstruct the inquiry?
    • There is a lot to tell you so please do not interrupt me until I am done.
    • Most people will be highly complimented if you don't interrupt them until they're through.
    • His barrage of questions just kept coming until I interrupted him.
    • Before she had finished making up her part, Rose excitedly offered her suggestions, and had to be sternly told not to interrupt until Karen was finished.
    • Her attention was diverted by the waiter who brought her coffee, and she gave her order as the conversation at the next table got on in low tones until it too was interrupted by the waiter.
    • During meetings, a speaker is never interrupted until it is clear they have finished speaking.
    • In a louder voice, he resumed reading his lines, but was interrupted by the bell.
    • Coach wouldn't say a word, merely pulled us into a huddle and began talking basketball until he was interrupted by a sudden roar of the crowd.
  • 2

    (communication/flow) interrumpir
    • We established the Horn of Africa Network three years ago and really since three years we haven't seen anything that stops or interrupts this process and we are happy with the achievements we did till now.
    • War interrupted their courtship, but regular letters from Joyce kept their friendship alive and when George returned this blossomed into love and they married
    • He went on to become an apprentice draughtsman, but the Second World War interrupted his studies, and he later went into engineering.
    • If she sees you whispering across the room she'll make a face at you as though you're interrupting her learning process.
    • Enterprises won't consider any monitoring that interrupts network activity or compromises their business-critical information and systems.
    • The election process was almost interrupted by hundreds of student protesters who forced their way into the university's central office where the elections took place.
    • Let your child cope in his or her own way - don't interrupt the process.
    • The Second World War interrupted his studies still further when at the age of 18 he was called into the RAF, where he would stay for seven-and-a-half years.
    • My sincere apologies for interrupting whatever lesson or activity you were engaged in.
    • Activities were interrupted by World War II, with the army taking over much of the museum facilities from 1943 to 1946.
    • There was no attempt to disarm them or in any way interrupt their activities.
    • But a vaccine against nicotine could help reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings by interrupting the addictive process in the brain.
    • No big business has interrupted the creative process, and in turn our partners lie hungry.
    • In addition, the war interrupted the development of scholarship in Old Testament interpretation.
    • The second world war interrupted his medical studies.
    • At one point though the activities were briefly interrupted following an unexpected development.
    • Some US officials have said they are examining ways to interrupt those activities.
    • The north Irish Sea region was never so firmly absorbed, partly because the outbreak of the Anglo-Scottish wars in the 1290s interrupted the process.
    • In East Africa's game sanctuaries, tourists interrupt critical activities like feeding and suckling of the young.
    • My father sent me to a boys' school in Manila; he was no longer willing, he said, to let the war interrupt my education.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    if you'll excuse my interrupting si me perdona la interrupción