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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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Referring to the atheist plaintiff in the lawsuit, the court wrote: "[Michael] Newdow has standing as a parent to challenge a practice that interferes with his right to direct the religious education of his daughter." Classroom recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in its present form places "students in the untenable position of choosing between participating in an exercise with religious content or protesting," frets the court.
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Whether in meetings or the semi-seclusion of your cubicle, dozing off interferes with your workload and negatively impacts your professionalism.
Part 3 discusses a problem where the landlord is really a sub-landlord, and addresses whether the sub-landlord is responsible where the overlandlord interferes with a subtenant's possession?
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