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interfere

Pronunciation: /ˌɪntərˈfɪr; ˌɪntəˈfɪə(r)/

Translation of interfere in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (get involved) to interfere (in sth) entrometerse or inmiscuirse* or interferir* (en algo) she started interfering, as usual empezó a entrometerse, como de costumbre the minister didn't interfere la ministra no se inmiscuyó or no interfirió
    Example sentences
    • But she'd promised herself she'd never interfere in a situation like that - and she didn't.
    • We've interfered in their lives, their economies and everything, and now because it suits, we say that we cannot interfere in their internal affairs.
    • The relevant people should not make a fuss and should not interfere in business deals for political reasons.
  • 2 2.1 (disrupt) to interfere with sth afectar (a) algo as long as it doesn't interfere with your studies mientras no afecte (a) tus estudios don't interfere with me when I'm working (American English/inglés norteamericano) no me estorbes cuando estoy trabajando 2.2 (tamper) to interfere with sth tocar* algo the lock had clearly been interfered with era obvio que alguien había tocado or [colloquial/familiar] andado con la cerradura 2.3 [Radio] [Telecom] to interfere with sth interferir* algo
    Example sentences
    • Paper items are considered easier to tag because the products don't interfere as much with radio waves.
    • I used to listen to John Peel in the late seventies and early eighties when radio one was still on AM only and you had to tune it exactly or you got Radio Moscow interfering.
    • Satellite engineers also designed antennas that did not interfere with systems orbiting nearby and recommended adequate separation between satellites to prevent signals from interfering.
    Example sentences
    • Many universities report that they instituted the zones to protect free speech rights and prevent demonstrations from interfering with other campus activities.
    • This means the members' hockey activities do not interfere with their jobs or education.
    • This will prevent other processes from interfering with our server while it is actually in the process of delivering a page.
  • 3 [Sport/Deporte] 3.1 (in US football) to interfere with sb hacerle* interferencia a algn 3.2 (in races) to interfere with sb obstaculizar* a algn
    Example sentences
    • Something I found curious was the fact that to fit in some audio headers where the PCI slots were to be placed, and to stop the cards from interfering with the header, the pins were bent at a 90 degree angle.
    • Differential pairs have to be used, and that means having to add shielding around the pins and often using extra pins to provide round planes to stop the signals interfering with each other through crosstalk at these speeds.
    • The developers must also determine how to control magnetic fields in each memory cell, to stop the fields from interfering with their neighbors and creating errors.
    Example sentences
    • This year alone he has been charged with arson, criminal damage, interfering with a car and two counts of common assault.
    • The teenager must not interfere with, damage or take without consent any vehicle or any other property.
    • She was arrested and charged with criminal damage, assault, interfering with motor vehicles, aggravated trespass and harassment, and causing alarm and distress.
  • 4 (molest) (British English/inglés británico) [euphemistic/eufemístico]to interfere with sb abusar de algn

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