interfere with (something)

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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: interfere
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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It interfered with my work, and I permitted nothing to interfere with my work.
He is one of the body responsible for the planet's traffic, and for that reason must not be interfered with. You, presumably, are out on your own business or pleasure, and must leave him alone.
'Well ever since, the President has not interfered with any case involving anybody.
Police temporarily dismantled the sculpture after discovering that someone had interfered with it.A popular spot for tourists in Bratislava, the sculpture of #268umil crawling out from a manhole at the corner of Panskaacute Street and Rybaacuterska Braacutena has been dismantled.
He also dismissed claims by Ngikor that the IEBC hired relatives of some candidates who may have interfered with the polls.
'Thirteen people interfered with the US elections?' said Maria Zakharova, a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman.
The freedom to make one's own decision at the risks a child is subjected to is not to be interfered with.
The check-in girl showed us that our phones had interfered with her computer, producing a mass of green lines and gobbledegook.
A FAIRGROUND ride had to be moved because it interfered with a police computer system.
Three-quarters of women interviewed at an Italian gynecology clinic said that their periods interfered with sex, half said that it interfered with their participation in sports and three in 10 said that it interfered with work or their choice of what to wear.
(2004) showed that CPF administered during GD9-12 up-regulated serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) receptors (5-HT-1 and 5-HT-2) and interfered with the 5-HT protein transporter from the neural tube stage through to adulthood.
I felt it didn't interfere with my players but maybe it interfered with other people and maybe it interfered with the result.
'But I felt it didn't interfere with my players, it didn't interfere with my team, but maybe it interfered with other people and maybe interfered with the result.
When there was all that chatter about a terrorist group planning to interfere with the election--and they would not specify if it was the same group that had interfered with the election the last time--the reds quarantined several blocks and buildings in New York and New Jersey.
A state inmate filed a [section] 1983 action alleging that prison officials interfered with his right to observe a Jewish holiday.