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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

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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People who are well educated, professionals and those with job-related resources report that their work interferes with their personal lives more frequently, reflecting what we refer to as 'the stress of higher status.
It's his football club, but he does not interfere with me.
D Teens are getting too much caffeine if it interferes with sleep or causes anxiety.
The OFDM tones are orthogonal, which means that the individual tones do not interfere with one another, where the peak of each tone corresponds to a zero level, or null, in every other tone.
Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants that interfere with your ability to fall asleep.
DeVries says they would never want to interfere with anyone's health care.
By their very nature, these releases leave a residue on the molded part, which can interfere with secondary operations like painting or bonding.
The fluid association between a word and a reading response interferes with the relatively mor labored association between a color and a color-naming response, Stroop contended.
Even at extremely low concentrations, the herbicide interferes with the parasite's replication, cutting interfectious spread by half in cultured human and mouse cells, they say.
In its mutant form, Rev interferes with vital replication, apparently by competing with normal Rev for critical binding sites inside an infected cell.
Speaking at the International Congress of Entomology in Vancouver, British Columbia, Davis described electrophysiological and behavioral experiments on mosquitoes that suggest deet specifically interferes with antenna-based receptor cells that normally bind and respond to lactic acid.