In a gerund and infinitive exercise, there is the following conversation:
Annie: My parents finally bought me a new TV, but it has a V-chip.
Bea: What's that?
Annie: It's something that blocks violent shows so that I can't watch them.
Summary: A V-chip interferes with Annie's watching violent shows.
Having studied English for a long time, I find the usage of the verb interfere in this context to be cringe worthy and unheard of. I want to know if I am wrong and if I could use the verb "interfere" in such context.
I have looked it up in many dictionaries, there is no sentence example or a sense that I found that the word interfere could come in such context. It could be used such as in these sentences:
Smoking and drinking alcohol interferes with your body's ability to process oxygen.
Anxiety interferes with children's performance at school.