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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.
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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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The commandant has issued an order, which is posted everywhere, declaring that any civilian caught interfering with the railroad, its bridges, tunnels, or trains will be summarily hanged.
Adhiambo's family has filed an affidavit accusing chief government pathologist Johansen Oduor of interfering with the murder case in favour of Osuri who is believed to be his relative.
But last year the group got word from the state board of elections that bake sales could be considered interfering with the election process, which is a felony.
law 11 of Association Football says a player in an offside position should be penalized only if he is "involved in active play by: interfering with play, or interfering with an opponent, or gaining an advantage by being in that position."
Women perceived more burnout than men, and also felt slightly more work-home conflict (work demands interfering with work life).
The International FA Board has been asked by FIFA to make it clearer for referees to rule when a player in an offside position is interfering with play or not.
Fifa's proposed new wording drops any reference to a referee's opinion, simply stating: "a player is judged to be interfering by 'clearly obstructing an opponent's vision or challenging an opponent for the ball'." The new wording should make it easier for a player in an offside position to be judged as not interfering with an opponent.
Eugene police on Sunday charged Eric Richard Low, 22, of Springfield with first-degree robbery and interfering with police; Low also was arrested on outstanding warrants from another agency, police said.
Employees who feel that issues with home and family life are interfering with their work take more sick leave and take it more often than other workers, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Interfering with parental autonomy in a case where there is only minor risk involved is unwarranted.
Fairground operator John Evans, 65, said: "The ride was interfering with the beam from the police station to the transmitter.
But residents don't want to interfere with setts, they just want to stop the badgers interfering with each other.
A number of gender-related differences emerged: Women anticipated higher levels of work interfering with family and family interfering with work and demonstrated lower efficacy in managing these conflicts than did men.
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have long been known to alter growth and development in animals and humans, and are suspected of interfering with the action of thyroid hormone (TH) in humans.