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intervene
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Multiple Meanings
intervene — as in:  intervened in the war

They do not like America to intervene in the Middle East.
get involved — typically without welcome
intervene — as in:  in the intervening years

I knew her as a child and then saw her again in college. She had grown into a beautiful woman during the intervening years.
passage of time — especially between two events

Much more rarely, intervene can simply mean to be between without a sense of time — as in:  "You can’t walk from one hill to the other because an impassable river intervenes."
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