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Interfere


INTERFE'RE, verb intransitive [Latin inter and fero, to bear, or ferio, to strike.]

1. To interpose; to intermeddle; to enter into or take a part in the concerns of others. It is prudence not to interfere in party disputes, but from necessity.

2. To clash; to come in collision; to be in opposition. The claims of two nations may interfere

3. A horse is said to interfere when one hoof or shoe strikes against the fetlock of the opposite leg, and breaks the skin or injures the flesh.