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verb [transitive]     intercept pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
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 field to score.

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     interception pronunciation in American English
/ˌɪntərˈsepʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

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