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Definition of intercept verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they intercept
    he / she / it intercepts
    past simple intercepted
    -ing form intercepting
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  1. 1intercept somebody/something to stop someone or something that is going from one place to another from arriving Reporters intercepted him as he tried to leave the hotel. The letter was intercepted.
  2. 2intercept something (especially in football) to catch a ball that is thrown to a player on the opposing team He intercepted two passes by Kramer.
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  4. NAmE//ˈɪntərˌsɛpt//
    noun [uncountable, countable] the interception of enemy radio signals He had two interceptions late in the game.

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