interfere

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interfere in something

to meddle in something; to become involved in someone else's business. Don't interfere in my business! Are you interfering in this matter again?
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interfere with someone or something

to meddle with something or someone's affairs. Please do not interfere with us. Are you interfering with my project?
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interfere with

v.
1. To serve as a hindrance or obstacle to something: Don't let football practice interfere with your schoolwork.
2. To tamper with something: Someone interfered with the alarm system, and now it's broken.
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You are the master of my ceremonies," she said to des Lupeaulx,-- ambiguous words, by which she expressed the annoyance she felt with the secretary for presuming to interfere with her private parties, to which she admitted only a select few.
His friends tried to interfere with her, and said that it was an extravagance, and that the money that the perfume cost should have been expended on charitable relief of people in want, or something of that kind.
Such a wife might awaken you some fine morning with a new scheme for the application of her income which would interfere with political economy and the keeping of saddle-horses: a man would naturally think twice before he risked himself in such fellowship.
When Master Bloomfield's amusements consist in injuring sentient creatures,' I answered, 'I think it my duty to interfere.
No; because he would be too noisy, and might interfere with the comfort of others.
I did my best to interfere, delicately and usefully, while it was still possible to interfere with advantage.
It interfered with my work, and I permitted nothing to interfere with my work.
They had met without any third person to interfere between them.
She would, moreover, sometimes interfere with matters which did not concern her, as the violent drinking of her husband, which in the gentlest terms she would take some of the few opportunities he gave her of remonstrating against.
Margaret, if I may interfere, don't be taken by surprise.
Fentolin interrupted, "to interfere to some extent in the affairs of the outside world.
These two passions did not interfere with one another.
You are younger; yet l do not suppose, possessed as you are of a competent fortune, that an early marriage would at all interfere with any future plans of honour and utility that you may have formed.
If the vision of his sister Elizabeth, at home at the farm speculating sadly on the whereabouts of her wandering boy, ever came before his mental eye he certainly did not allow it to interfere with his appreciation of the festivities.
Nothing was to be done but to interfere at the first opportunity, later in the day.