intercept

[ verb in-ter-sept; noun in-ter-sept ]SEE DEFINITION OF intercept
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTERCEPT

At an angle calculated to intercept the caravan, Kingozi set off down the hill.

I know the Ambassador; if you do not wish to meet him, I will intercept him.

The fighters they spotted, three in number, did not try to intercept them.

The "grid" is connected to the aerial wire to intercept the radio waves.

She must make that point and so intercept Hervey with a telegraphic message.

For all they knew, they might have ridden past others unseen, and these might intercept their return.

Vigorous pursuit might intercept Lee on this side of the Potomac.

He would wait for her, intercept her, and tell her the whole truth.

If I slip across the ice I can intercept him at Black's woods.

He was determined, if she should come again, to intercept his visitor.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Latin interceptus, past participle of intercipere "take or seize between, to seize in passing," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + -cipere, comb. form of capere "to take, catch" (see capable). Related: Intercepted; intercepting.

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