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interfere in (something)

To disrupt or meddle in something. Quit interfering in my plans—it's my wedding day, after all! Leave it to Mom to try to interfere in anything you want to do.
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interfere with (something)

1. To disrupt or meddle with something. Quit interfering with my plans—it's my wedding day after all! Leave it to Mom to try to interfere with anything you want to do.
2. To tamper or mess with something. Someone must have interfered with the server last night because it's not working right today.
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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

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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People with college or postgraduate degrees tend to report their work interferes with their personal life more than those with a high school degree.
Hmmm, funny that all research carried out to see if mobiles interfere with our brains show no evidence of danger.
Of course, Bush's warnings to Iran not to interfere ignore the fact that the post-Saddam regime we are supporting in Iraq is already closely tied to Iran.
It's his football club, but he does not interfere with me.
However, cranberry may interfere with blood-thinning medications, such as warfarin (Coumadin), and increase the risk of kidney stones in those with a history of kidney stones.
If the buffer body has been mistakenly staked or swaged already, it's OK to keep using the buffer as long as the staking or swaging doesn't interfere with the M2's functioning.
This neutral-pH product reportedly eliminates problems experienced with releases containing acidic lubricants, which can interfere with PUR curing.
I regret that these four primates have chosen to interfere in the life of the Canadian church, especially since a task force has been set up by the house of bishops to develop and provide guidelines for episcopal oversight and it his not completed its work," said Archbishop Crawley, who is metropolitan of the church province of British Columbia and Yukon, in an interview.
The court found that the rule did not violate the employees' freedom of expressive association rights, nor did it directly or substantially interfere with employees' intimate association rights.
A New Jersey bill that would allow the Division of Consumer Affairs to regulate call centers would seriously complicate companies' call-answering systems and interfere with efforts to respond to customers quickly and efficiently, according to the Alliance of American Insurers.
Had he dared to do so, this would have even more strikingly highlighted the audacity of his attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of the Catholic community.
Using strips of synthetic RNA that interfere with normal gene action, scientists working with mice have stopped the progression of hepatitis, a lethal inflammation of the liver often caused by a virus.
I try so hard to keep upon that straight and narrow path, Show interest in your 'doings', not incurring of your wrath, I don't intend being nosy, nor interfere in any way, I just mean well, 'being helpful' in all I do and say.
It is especially well suited for mobility applications in cellular networks because different users within a cell do not interfere with each other.