We decided to interrupt and ask Russell what he thought was going to take Best Picture.
Amani and her sister Nada interrupt each other excitedly as they explain the history of their culture.
He will interrupt his subjects with gruff asides or profane exclamations.
Can it be that Republicans have finally learned not to interrupt your adversary when he is destroying himself?
It was fine for us to film him as long as we were spontaneous about it and it did not interrupt the organic flow of his routine.
There was no chance for Mr. Rogers to answer or to interrupt me.
I am loth to interrupt you, Clary; though you could more than once break in upon me.
Once a mass of steel plating fell only yards from him, but it did not interrupt his search.
The story was not yet finished; but George's impatience caused him to interrupt it.
A Dutch frigate of forty guns refused to interrupt their progress, although offered a reward.
c.1400, "to interfere with a legal right," from Latin interruptus, past participle of interrumpere "break apart, break off," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.), and compare corrupt). Meaning "to break into (a speech, etc.)" is early 15c. Related: Interrupted; interrupting.
1957, originally in computers, from interupt (v.).
1. An asynchronous event that suspends normal processing and temporarily diverts the flow of control through an "interrupt handler" routine.
Interrupts may be caused by both hardware (I/O, timer, machine check) and software (supervisor, system call or trap instruction).
In general the computer responds to an interrupt by storing the information about the current state of the running program; storing information to identify the source of the interrupt; and invoking a first-level interrupt handler. This is usually a kernel level privileged process that can discover the precise cause of the interrupt (e.g. if several devices share one interrupt) and what must be done to keep operating system tables (such as the process table) updated. This first-level handler may then call another handler, e.g. one associated with the particular device which generated the interrupt.
2. Under MS-DOS, nearly synonymous with "system call" because the OS and BIOS routines are both called using the INT instruction (see interrupt list) and because programmers so often have to bypass the operating system (going directly to a BIOS interrupt) to get reasonable performance.