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1‘the band had to interrupt their US tour’
suspend, adjourn, discontinue, break off, hold up, delay, lay aside, leave off, postpone, put off, put back, defer, shelve
stop, put a stop to, halt, bring to a halt, bring to a standstill, cease, end, bring to an end, bring to a close, cancel, sever, dissolve, terminate
informal take a breather from, put on ice, put on a back burner, put in cold storage
2‘the coastal plain is interrupted by large lagoons’
break up, break, punctuate, intersperse
pepper, strew, dot, scatter
3‘their view is to be interrupted by a new housing estate’
obstruct, impede, block, interfere with, cut off, get in the way of, limit, restrict
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