interfere (interferes, present participle interfering; past and past participle interfered)
- (intransitive) To get involved or involve oneself, causing disturbance.
- I always try not to interfere with other people’s personal affairs.
- (intransitive, physics) (of waves) To be correlated with each other when overlapped or superposed.
- Correlated waves interfere to produce interesting patterns, while uncorrelated waves overlap without interfering.
- Where the radio-wave signals of the two radio stations interfere the listener hears nothing but noise.
- (mostly of horses) To strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs.
- (intransitive, followed by "with") To sexually molest, especially of a child.
- The investigation found the boys had been interfered with.
- French: mêler, entraver, perturber
- German: eingreifen, einmischen, stören
- Italian: impicciarsi (reflexive)
- Russian: меша́ть
- French: interférer
- German: musterbildend gegenseitig beeinflussen (reflexive), kohärent überlagern (reflexive), interferieren
- Russian: интерфери́ровать
- Spanish: interferir