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Meaning of “interpose” in the English Dictionary

"interpose" in British English

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interposeverb [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 ​snarlingboys.
  • interpose verb [T] (INTERRUPT)

to ​interrupt someone: [+ speech] "I can't ​agree with you, Mr Heath," he interposed.
interposition
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-pəˈzɪʃ.ən/
(Definition of interpose from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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