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Ways of interrupting someone - thesaurus

Synonyms

I’m sorry

used for politely interrupting someone, especially to ask them a question

wait a minute/second

used for telling someone to be patient while you think

just a minute/moment/second

used when interrupting someone, especially when you disagree with what they are saying

hang on/hold on a minute

used for asking someone to wait for a short period of time, especially someone who you are talking to on the telephone

wait a minute/second

used for saying that you disagree with what someone is saying or doing, or that you want them to listen to you

I hate to bother/interrupt/trouble etc you

a polite way of saying you are sorry for interrupting someone or asking them for something

hang about

used for saying that you disagree with what someone is saying or doing or that you want them to listen to you

hang on

Britishspoken used for saying that you have just realized something

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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