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verb [intransitive] interfere pronunciation in British English /ˌɪntə(r)ˈfɪə(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleinterfering
past tenseinterfered
past participleinterfered
  1. to deliberately become involved in a situation and try to influence the way that it develops, although you have no right to do this

    I don’t want to interfere, but maybe you’d better listen to me.

    interfere in:

    I don’t think your mother has the right to interfere in our affairs.

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