Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] INTERRUPT NP2[patient[animate]] (PP)
NOTE: NP2 must be affected by the verb; the activity cannot be the core argument affected (the patient). Compare to Sense 2, where the opposite is true.
NOTE: Use this sense for interrupted speech, as in conversation.
Never interrupt me when I'm trying to interrupt you.
When you're father is playing with his trucks, don't interrupt him.
I promise never to interrupt you while you're on the phone.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] INTERRUPT NP2[patient]
NOTE: The activity interrupted may or may not continue when the interruption is over.
NOTE: Compare to Sense 1; in Sense 2, the activity, not the person/group, is directly affected by the verb.
The radical activists who interrupted the prayer are an embarrassment.
So not only had they interrupted Jenean's project, they made her
A woman's voice interrupted her reverie.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4