interfere with

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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 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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Sociology professor Scott Schieman (University of Toronto) and his coauthors Melissa Milkie (University of Maryland) and PhD student Paul Glavin (UofT) asked participants questions like: "How often does your job interfere with your home or family life?
Hmmm, funny that all research carried out to see if mobiles interfere with our brains show no evidence of danger.
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.
Much less is known about which congeners of this large chemical family may have such action and how they interfere with TH.
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.
The court concluded that it is "simply beyond credibility that an employee's personal display of a cross pendant, a star of David, or some other minor, unobtrusive religious symbol on her person would interfere with the library's purpose.
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.
52 say that the Ministry of Education, when exercising certain remedial powers over the board's functions, is not authorized to interfere with or control the denominational aspects of a Roman Catholic board [note that these aspects are not necessarily limited to those existing at 1867].
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.
It is especially well suited for mobility applications in cellular networks because different users within a cell do not interfere with each other.
Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants that interfere with your ability to fall asleep.