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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To stop or seize something while it is on its way somewhere.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To stop or seize something while it is on its way somewhere. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: an interception of a ball passed or thrown by an opponent (as in lacrosse).

Usage examples (36)
  • ...never go out to meet trouble. If you will just sit still, nine cases out of ten someone will intercept it before it reaches you.
  • The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace
  • The phone call intercept was of a digital phone call?.
  • I also hope that the intercept is considerably higher than you drew it. for more
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