interfere with - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyinterfere with
he/she/itinterferes with
present participleinterfering with
past tenseinterfered with
past participleinterfered with
  1. 1
    interfere with something to prevent something from happening or developing in the correct way

    Mum says I can get a job if it doesn’t interfere with my homework.

  2. 2
    interfere with something to use, handle, or change something, although you have no right to do this, especially so that you damage or spoil it

    I saw him interfering with the smoke alarm.

  3. 3
    interfere with someone to persuade a witness to give false information in a court of law
  4. 4
    interfere with someone to attack a child by touching them sexually
See also main entry: interfere