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interpose

verb [T] uk   /ˌɪn.təˈpəʊz/ us    /-t̬ɚˈpoʊz/ formal

interpose verb [T] (PUT BETWEEN)

to put yourself or something between two things, people, or groups, especially in order to stop them doing something: The teacher interposed herself between the two snarling boys.

interpose verb [T] (INTERRUPT)

to interrupt someone: [+ speech] "I can't agree with you, Mr Heath," he interposed.
interposition
noun [C or U] uk   /-pəˈzɪʃ.ən/ us  
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