ADV. seriously Emotional problems can seriously interfere with a student's work. | directly The judge cannot interfere directly in these proceedings. | not lightly The court will not lightly interfere while an interim order is in place.
VERB + INTERFERE have a right to Britain has no right to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries. | try and/to If you try and interfere in my life, I'll leave. | be reluctant to The courts are reluctant to interfere in these matters.
PREP. in outsiders interfering in local politics | with You mustn't interfere with her work.