Definition of interpose verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    interpose

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈpəʊz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈpoʊz//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they interpose
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈpəʊz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈpoʊz//
     
    he / she / it interposes
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈpəʊzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈpoʊzɪz//
     
    past simple interposed
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈpəʊzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈpoʊzd//
     
    past participle interposed
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈpəʊzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈpoʊzd//
     
    -ing form interposing
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈpəʊzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈpoʊzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1+ speech | interpose something to add a question or remark into a conversation ‘Just a minute,’ Charles interposed. ‘How do you know?’
  2. 2interpose somebody/something (between A and B) to place somebody/something between two people or things He quickly interposed himself between Mel and the doorway.
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French interposer, from Latin interponere ‘put in’ (from inter- ‘between’ + ponere ‘put’), but influenced by interpositus ‘inserted’ and Old French poser ‘to place’.
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