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English definition of “intercept”

intercept

verb [T]     /ˌɪn.təˈsept/ US  /-tɚ-/
to stop and catch something or someone before they are able to reach a particular place: Law enforcement agents intercepted a shipment of drugs from Latin America. Barry intercepted Naylor's pass and scored the third goal.Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting interception     /-ˈsep.ʃən/ noun [C or U] the interception of enemy messages a pass interceptionCapturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting
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