intercepted

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

They were intercepted by the Indians, and nearly all literally, cut to pieces.

He was intercepted by some of the men attending the carriage.

You may have intercepted my letters to my father and to Robespierre.

"Even now the galeasse should be setting out if the argosy is to be intercepted," he said.

And what of this matter of the intercepted letter from London to our Taunton friends?

All the Letters he wrote were intercepted, as well as those she wrote to him.

Elinor intercepted them at the bottom just as they were preparing for a third flight.

We are not likely to be intercepted until we reach the pass.

With these words she arose and walked towards the door, but I intercepted her.

The Omans must have intercepted it, drained it of power and allowed it to drift on.

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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