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intervene -- as in: intervened in the war
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as in: intervened in the war Define
get involved -- typically without welcome
  • They do not like America to intervene in the Middle East.
  • They are opposed to Russian intervention in their country.
  • Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?
  • We would have finished last week, but the weather intervened.

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  • I wish my dad was here to intervene. But he went directly to his study to check his e-mails right after coming home. I wish he’d act as a referee instead of sitting on the sidelines.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • "There was a vote today, and everyone but me was in favor of a confrontation about your level of serious commitment to the school and the squad."
    ... A cheerleading intervention. Just what I needed.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • The bulge of the earth intervened between it and Henderson Creek, where the man walked under a clear sky at noon and cast no shadow.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • But as David Hillis, an interventional cardiologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, explained to The New York Times, a doctor may have the same economic incentives as a car salesman or a funeral director or a mutual fund manager: "If you’re an invasive cardiologist and Joe Smith, the local internist, is sending you patients, and if you tell them they don’t need the procedure, pretty soon Joe Smith doesn’t send patients anymore."
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Ali was bound for the premed track at the University of California at San Diego and would go on to get his medical degree at Johns Hopkins, eventually specializing in vascular and interventional radiology.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
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as in: intervened in the war Define
get involved -- typically without welcome
as in: in the intervening years Define
passage of time -- especially between two events
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