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intercept

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Definition to stop or catch someone or something in route

In mathematical graphing, an intercept is a point at which a line intersects either the vertical or horizontal axis.
  • He intercepted the pass on the 5-yard line.
intercepted = stopped or caught something in route (in this case, the football)
  • The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace
  • The CIA intercepted the message and arrested them.
  • She intercepted me on my way to the punch bowl.
  • We intercepted missile while it was still in the high atmosphere.
  • I started after him, but DeShawn intercepted me.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • intercepted = caught and stopped someone or something in route
  • TONY [He is unaware that Bernardo is crossing toward him, but Riff intercepts.]
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • intercepts = stops him in route
  • Several JURORS rise as if to intercept the 10TH JUROR.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • intercept = stop or catch
  • Minutes later Syd'Quan Thompson ended Houston's final drive by intercepting Schaub, and we had our fourth win of the season.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • I'll have to intercept the mail.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • He charged towards me, but Carter intercepted him halfway up the slope.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Here, above where the trees intercepted the sunlight, there were certainties, including certainties of doubt.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • When she neared the door, a nurse stood and intercepted her.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • No. The letter must be intercepted.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • She intercepted Chaol as soon as she crossed the line of chalk.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Fear made them ignore their common sense, and they released a flock of barbed arrows that arched up to intercept her.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • But the Indian intercepted the blow and held the rifle.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • It came whilst Leonora was talking to Edward, or Leonora would have intercepted it as she had intercepted others.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • As she resumed her normal stride and approached the waiting area, she intercepted a nurse with a message for Jack Salmon in Room 582.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • There were some complaints; she intercepted them.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary

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