interrupted interrupted  /ˌɪn tə ˈrəp tɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) discontinued temporarily
  2. (adj) intermittently stopping and starting

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. On my 10th birthday, he interrupted my endless replays of Jailhouse Rock and insisted on playing something for me.
  2. During a July 2006 taping of the show, Leno's interview with Colin Farrell was interrupted when an audience member stormed onstage.
  3. He interrupted the prosecution only once.

News

  1. Senate budget debate interrupted by protesters

    The state Senate's debate of the state budget has been interrupted by groups of shouting protesters.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WKBT La Crosse

  2. Senate budget debate interrupted by shouting protesters

    MADISON, Wis. — The state Senate's debate of the state budget has been interrupted by groups of shouting protesters. In what appeared to be a coordinated demonstration Thursday, protesters in the Senate gallery began shouting, "Focus on jobs, not vaginas!" during the debate.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. UPDATE: Senate Budget Debate Interrupted by Protesters

    The state Senate's debate of the state budget has been interrupted by groups of shouting protesters.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WSAW Wausau

Quotes

  1. Barring any more major mechanical trouble or freak hailstorms like the one that battered Atlantis's fuel tank one year ago, "this should be like some of those earlier times when we had some fairly interrupted stretches with no technical problems...
    on Feb 7, 2006 By: Michael Griffin Source: 940 News

  2. She explained: "I play women that I think are vulnerable. Like in 'Girl, Interrupted', I have a huge breakdown - very emotional, very unhappy, but she's considered psychotic and a scary, tough woman."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Brad Pitt Source: Naanoo.com

  3. "It was a little unexpected," said Hooker, who now also holds the Australian world indoor record. "I've had a really interrupted preparation. I've had one complete pole vault before I came here. About four weeks ago I broke a pole while I was...
    on Jan 30, 2009 By: Steve Hooker Source: Newsday

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