interrumpir
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interrumpir(
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teh
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rroom
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peer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to stop)
a. to interrupt
Uno de los alumnos interrumpió al profesor para hacerle una pregunta importante.One of the students interrupted the teacher to ask him an important question.
2. (to cut off)
a. to suspend
La compañía eléctrica nos interrumpió el servicio por falta de pago.The electricity company suspended our service for nonpayment.
3. (to obstruct)
a. to hold up
Hay un camión averiado interrumpiendo el tráfico en la carretera.There's a broken-down truck holding up traffic in the highway.
b. to block
El accidente de coche interrumpió el paso al menos una hora.The car crash blocked the road for at least an hour.
4. (to end)
a. to terminate
En este país las mujeres tienen derecho a interrumpir el embarazo.In this country women have the right to terminate a pregnancy.
5. (to adjourn)
a. to cut short
El Presidente interrumpió su visita a Panamá y regresó urgentemente a su país.The President cut short his visit to Panama and rushed back home.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to disrupt someone who is speaking)
a. to interrupt
Te he dicho muchas veces que no interrumpas cuando alguien está hablando.I've told you many times not to interrupt when someone is talking.
interrumpirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
7. (to be stopped)
a. to be interrupted
El experimento debe interrumpirse porque está causando daños a los sujetos.The experiment must be interrupted because it's causing damage to the subjects.
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interrumpir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (conversación, frase)
a. to interrupt
¿interrumpo algo importante?am I interrupting anything important?
2. (servicio)
a. to suspend
el servicio quedó interrumpido durante dos horasservices were suspended for two hours
3. (viaje, vacaciones)
a. to cut short
interrumpió sus vacaciones el día 8he ended his holiday early on the 8th
4. (circulación)
a. to block
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (general)
a. to interrupt
espero no interrumpirI hope I'm not interrupting
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (general)
a. to be interrupted
7. (tráfico)
a. to be blocked
se interrumpió para beber aguashe paused to take a drink of water
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interrumpir
transitive verb
1 (cesar) (gen) to interrupt; [+vacaciones] to cut short; [+tráfico] to block; hold up; [+embarazo] to terminate;
2 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) [+luz] to switch off; [+suministro] to cut off
3 (Informática) to abort
intransitive verb
to interrupt
Prometiste no interrumpir Perdonen señores si interrumpo No creo que Casares sea un pasmado-interrumpo yo riendo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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