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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinterfere with
he/she/itinterferes with
present participleinterfering with
past tenseinterfered with
past participleinterfered with
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  1. 1
    interfere with something to prevent something from happening or developing in the correct way
    Mom says I can get a job if it doesn’t interfere with my homework.
    The defective gene interferes with normal body processes.
  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.
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