Meaning of INTERCEPT in English


vt to include between; as, that part of the line which is intercepted between the points a and b.

2. intercept ·vt to interrupt communication with, or progress toward; to cut off, as the destination; to blockade.

3. intercept ·noun a part cut off or intercepted, as a portion of a line included between two points, or cut off two straight lines or curves.

4. intercept ·vt to obstruct or interrupt the progress of; to stop; to hinder or oppose; as, to intercept the current of a river.

5. intercept ·vt to take or seize by the way, or before arrival at the destined place; to cause to stop on the passage; as, to intercept a letter; a telegram will intercept him at paris.

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