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Lewis : interrumpo

interrumpo, interrumpo, rūpi, ruptum, 3 (in tmesi: inter quasi rumpere, Lucr. 5, 287: inter quasi rupta, id. 5, 299), v. a., to break apart or asunder, break to pieces, break up (class., esp. in part. pass.). Lit.: contingere idem terrae necesse est, ut nihil interrumpat, quo labefactari possit, Cic. N. D. 2, 45, 116: interrupta et impervia itinera, Tac. A. 3, 31: acies, Liv. 40, 40: ignes, scattered about, here and there, Verg. A. 9, 239.—Of bridges, etc.: pontem fluminis, to destroy, Caes. B. C. 1, 16; 1, 48; id. B. G. 7, 34; Plaut. Cas. prol. 66; cf. Planc. ap. Cic. Fam. 10, 23, 3; Liv. 2, 10; Just. 2, 13, 5.—Of the ranks of an army, esp. the enemy's line: interrupta acies, Liv. 40, 40: extremum agmen, Caes. B. C. 1, 64: aciem hostium, Liv. 44, 41.

Trop., to break off, interrupt: orationem, Caes. B. C. 3, 19: iter amoris et officii, Cic. Att. 4, 2: ordinem, Col. 11, 2, 25: sermonem, Plaut. Trin. 5, 2, 25: contextum, Quint. 11, 3, 39: querelas, Ov. M. 11, 420: possessionem, Dig. 41, 3, 5: somnos, Plin. 28, 4, 14, § 55: ni medici adventus nos interrupisset, Varr. R. R. 2, 1, 1: somnum, Suet. Aug. 78.—Hence, interruptus, a, um, P. a., interrupted: officium, Cic. Fam. 5, 8: consuetudo, id. ib. 15, 14: voces, id. Cael. 24: dictio silentio, Quint. 9, 2, 71: sermo, Tac. H. 2, 41.

Adv.: interruptē, interruptedly: narrare, Cic. de Or. 2, 80, 329.