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- interfere (v.)
- mid-15c., "to strike against," from Middle French enterferer "to strike each other," from entre- "between" (see entre-) + ferir "to strike," from Latin ferire "to knock, strike," related to Latin forare "to bore, pierce" (see bore (v.), and compare punch (v.), which has both the senses "to hit" and "to make a hole in"). Figurative sense of "to meddle with, oppose unrightfully" is from 1630s. Related: Interfered; interfering.
- 1. He knew when to leave well alone and when to interfere.
- 2. Smoking and drinking interfere with your body's ability to process oxygen.
- 3. The hearing-impaired say digital phones interfere with hearing aids.
- 4. Mrs. Blount warned me not to interfere.
- 5. Don't interfere in what doesn't concern you.
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