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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to hinder)
a. interferir
That building over there is between the tower and me and interferes with the signal.Ese edificio por allá está entre la torre y yo e interfiere con la señal.
b. afectar
Steven's girlfriend is interfering with his good grades.La novia de Steven está afectando sus buenas calificaciones.
c. obstaculizar
Sandra's lies interfered with the investigation.Las mentiras de Sandra obstaculizaron la investigación.
2. (to butt in)
a. entrometerse
Charlie is always interfering in his big brother's business.Charlie siempre se entromete en los asuntos de su hermano mayor.
b. meterse
I'm having a private conversation. Don't interfere.Estoy teniendo una conversación privada. No te metas.
3. (to tamper with)
a. tocar
The maid interfered with the papers on my desk again, and now I can't find what I need.La criada tocó los papeles de mi escritorio otra vez, y ahora no encuentro lo que necesito.
4. (to assault sexually) (United Kingdom)
a. abusar
The vicar was arrested for interfering with dozens of children.El vicario fue arrestado por abusar de decenas de niños.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. interferir, entrometerse
to interfere with a childrealizar abusos deshonestos a un menor
he's always interferingsiempre está metiéndose donde no le importa
don't interfere with my papersno enredes en mis papeles
to interfere with somethinginterferir en or afectar a algo
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interfere [ˌɪntəˈfɪəʳ]
intransitive verb
1 (pry, intrude) entrometerse; meterse;in en
he's always interfering se mete en todo; who told you to interfere? ¿quién te mete a ti en esto?; stop interfering! ¡deja de entrometerte!
2 (meddle)
to interfere with sth manosear or tocar algo; who has been interfering with the TV? ¿quién ha estado tocando la televisión?
3 (hinder)
to interfere with sth afectar a algo; it mustn't interfere with my work no debe afectar a mi trabajo; I don't want to interfere with your plans no quiero interferir con tus planes
4 (Rad) (TV)
to interfere with sth interferir con algo
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