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

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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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.
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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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Interfering with an opponent is defined as "preventing an opponent from being able to play the ball by clearly obstructing the opponent's line of vision".
Menjivar has since also been charged with interfering with police and delivery of methamphetamines, and arrested on an outside agency's warrants, police said.
"This means that he must either present an official apology to the authorities or leave the country for interfering in our domestic affairs."
The researchers found that absenteeism rates were higher among workers who reported that problems with their home life were interfering with work for example, those who agreed with the statement, "Because of the demands I face at home, I am tired at work."
Alloa police superintendent Andy Price said: "The structure was interfering with a microwave signal.
Research (Frone, Yardley, & Markel, 1997) has shown two types of WFC among adult members of the work force, each type with its own unique domain-specific antecedents: work interfering with family and family interfering with work.
Interfering antibodies may be identified by nonlinearity in some assays but show perfect linearity on serial dilution in others (5).
Therefore, he says, "it is no wonder that [agents] capable of interfering with DNA methylation could cause developmental disorders such as autism."
The court held that the officials did not interfere with the inmate's Sukkot observance by failing to provide a Sukkah booth in the prison yard, but that fact issues remained as to whether the denial was due to security concerns or was merely a pretext for interfering with the inmate's right to freely exercise his religion.
Top fashion designer Lindka Cierach, who is in charge of dressing Mrs Blair, said she found Miss Caplin's interfering "offensive".
Services are being reduced, programs are being eliminated and the lack of ability to fund and staff the CBA is interfering with the board's mission.
The SMART program receieved a suggestion about the strobe light on top of the M1097 shop equipment contact maintenance (SECM) truck interfering with a SINCGARS signal.
Sir, - In reply to Nell Raven's article about interfering mothers-in-law, (Post, Sep 14), I offer the following:Who the Hell keeps moving that fine dividing line?
It also examined error types identified in students' scripts, error types caused by the most interfering language, error types occurring most frequently, error levels in the schools, and class levels, at which students committed the highest number of errors.
The XLT-30 is also designed to reject most loud interfering noises like wind, motors and tragic.