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interfere 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˌintərˈfi(ə)r/,
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interfered, past tense; interfered, past participle; interferes, 3rd person singular present; interfering, present participle;
  1. Prevent (a process or activity) from continuing or being carried out properly
    • - a job would interfere with his studies
  2. (of a thing) Strike against (something) when working; get in the way of
    • - the rotors are widely separated and do not interfere with one another
  3. Handle or adjust (something) without permission, esp. so as to cause damage
    • - he admitted interfering with a van
  4. Attempt to bribe or intimidate (a witness)

  5. Take part or intervene in an activity without invitation or necessity
    • - she tried not to interfere in her children's lives
  6. (of light or other electromagnetic waveforms) Mutually act upon each other and produce interference
    • - light pulses interfere constructively in a fiber to emit a pulse
  7. Cause interference to a broadcast radio signal

  8. Sexually molest or assault (someone, esp. a child or young person) (used euphemistically)

  9. (of a horse) Knock one foot against the fetlock of another leg


  1. come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle; "Your talking interferes with my work!"
  2. intervene: get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force; "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"
  3. (interference) intervention: a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
  4. (interference) hindrance: the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
  5. (interference) noise: electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
  6. (interference) (American football) blocking a player's path with your body; "he ran interference for the quarterback"
  7. (Interference (album)) Interference is a 1998 industrial album by Cubanate. In contrast to the band's previous releases, it incorporates drum and bass rhythms instead of regular dance beats, and the lyrics are more introspective and personal than what characterizes Cubanate's older material.
  8. (Interference (band)) Interference are an Irish band who formed in 1984. They are noteworthy for their live shows and for their powerful songwriting. ...
  9. (Interference (baseball)) In baseball, interference is an infraction where a person illegally changes the course of play from what is expected. ...
  10. (Interference (chess)) Interference occurs when the line between an attacked piece and its defender is interrupted by sacrificially interposing a piece. It is a chess tactic which seldom arises, and is therefore often overlooked. ...
  11. (Interference (communication)) In communications and electronics, especially in telecommunications, interference is anything which alters, modifies, or disrupts a signal as it travels along a channel between a source and a receiver. ...
  12. (Interference (Crease album)) Interference is the first album released by the Florida-based hard rock music group, Crease. This album was released in 1995, via DM Records. ...
  13. To get involved or involve oneself, causing disturbance; (physics) (of waves) To be correlated with each other when overlapped or superposed
  14. (interference) The act of interfering with something, or something that interferes; The illegal obstruction of an opponent in some ball games; An effect caused by the superposition of two systems of waves, such as a distortion on a broadcast signal due to atmospheric or other effects; In ...
  15. (interference) (1) Unwanted noise, crosstalk or signal deviations on communications channels that result from natural or man-made occurrences. (2) Anything not properly a part of the signal or call being transmitted.
  16. (Interference) To deliberately make any attempt to play the ball before a free throw is taken, or to delay or hamper the ball from reaching the player making a free throw, or to hinder the arm movement or a player making a free throw, is a major foul.
  17. (Interference) Intentional and unusual physical contact which obstructs or impedes the running of another greyhound. After being called for interference, a greyhound must run in a non-wagering race before he can compete again.
  18. (Interference) removing or balancing environmental factors that could interfere with the session will enhance the balancing of the bodymind during the session, for example, removing a cell phone from a pocket. ...
  19. (Interference) The condition occurring when the area of influence of a water well comes into contact with or overlaps that a neighboring well, as when two wells are pumping from the same aquifer or are located near each other.
  20. (Interference) An electrical or electromagnetic disturbance that causes undesirable response in electronic equipment.
  21. (Interference) Distortion of the wireless signal, be it from other RF wave sources or through phase shift with its own signal at the receiver. This weakens the wireless signal causing performance loss.
  22. (interference) an offensive player or team member that impedes, hinders or confuses a defensive player attempting to execute a play
  23. (Interference) A procedure declared by the patent office when it appears that two or more people made the same invention at roughly the same time. It is an expensive, lengthy court-like proceeding designed to determine who was the first true inventor. ...
  24. (Interference) Unwanted electrical signals or noise causing impairments in the video signal.
  25. (Interference) Extraneous energy which tends to interfere with the reception of the desired signals.