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  ( interferes    3rd person present)   ( interfering    present participle)   ( interfered    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you say that someone interferesin a situation, you mean they get involved in it although it does not concern them and their involvement is not wanted.,   (disapproval)    I wish everyone would stop interfering and just leave me alone...      V  
The UN cannot interfere in the internal affairs of any country.      V in/with n  
2       verb   Something that interferes with a situation, activity, or process has a damaging effect on it.  
Smoking and drinking interfere with your body's ability to process oxygen.      V with n  
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1    butt in, get involved, intermeddle, intervene, intrude, meddle, poke one's nose in     (informal)   put one's two cents in     (U.S. slang)   stick one's oar in     (informal)   tamper  
2      (often with)       with   be a drag upon     (informal)   block, clash, collide, conflict, cramp, frustrate, get in the way of, hamper, handicap, hinder, impede, inhibit, obstruct, trammel  

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