Meaning of “intercept” in the English Dictionary

"intercept" in British English

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interceptverb [ T ]

uk /ˌɪn.təˈsept/ us /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈsept/
interception
noun [ C or U ] uk /ˌɪn.təˈsep.ʃən/ us /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈsep.ʃən/

the interception of enemy messages
a pass interception

(Definition of “intercept” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intercept" in American English

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interceptverb [ T ]

us /ˌɪn·tərˈsept/

to stop or catch something or someone that is on the way from one place to another so that it does not reach the intended place:

to intercept a letter
The ball was intercepted by Grady.

(Definition of “intercept” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"intercept" in Business English

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interceptverb [ T ]

uk /ˌɪntəˈsept/ us

to stop things, people, etc. as they go to a particular place:

Police intercepted a boat carrying over a million packs of cigarettes into the country illegally.

(Definition of “intercept” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)