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intercept

verb [T] uk   /ˌɪn.təˈsept/ us    /-tɚ-/
to stop and catch something or someone before that thing or person is 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.
interception
noun [C or U] uk   /-ˈsep.ʃən/ us  
the interception of enemy messages a pass interception
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