interfere with

phrasal verb

interfered with; interfering with; interferes with
: to stop or slow (something) : to make (something) slower or more difficult
The drug might interfere with a child's physical development.
All of the noise was interfering with my concentration.
British : to touch (a child) in a sexual and improper way

Examples of interfere with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a future war high-value GPS satellites would likely be hit or interfered with. Tara Copp, Fortune, 12 May 2024 The fan’s timer saves energy, and its sleep mode ensures that the fan’s light doesn’t interfere with a good night’s rest. Monica Bell, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 Sacramento Superior Court Judge Jill H. Talley agreed with city attorneys who argued that the courts lack the power to interfere with legislative action at either the state or local level. Darrell Smith, Sacramento Bee, 6 May 2024 This is widely viewed as an alternative to heavy-handed discipline and suspensions that can interfere with learning and increase the number of dropouts. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2024 Fish oil supplements can interfere with blood pressure medications and blood thinner medications. Lainey Younkin, Ms, Rd, Parents, 6 May 2024 These signals interfere with one another, either constructively or destructively, and by carefully controlling this pattern of interference, the antenna generates a single radio beam whose shape and direction can be controlled. IEEE Spectrum, 3 May 2024 MacDonald pleaded guilty on March 22 to one count of interfering with a flight crew and was also sentenced to time already served. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 1 May 2024 Aries Your Virgo full moon is leaving you feeling unmoored this month, and the planetary pull of Mercury is interfering with your sense of purpose. Bess Kalb, The New Yorker, 29 Apr. 2024

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“Interfere with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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