intercept - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˌɪntə(r)ˈsept/
present tense
I/you/we/theyintercept
he/she/itintercepts
present participleintercepting
past tenseintercepted
past participleintercepted
  1. to stop, catch, or take control of someone or something before they can get to the place they are going to

    We intercepted a message sent from a business firm in Paris to The Hague.

    Townsend intercepted a pass and ran half the length of the pitch to score.

derived word

interception

 

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/ˌɪntə(r)ˈsepʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]