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Definition of intercept:

  1. A part cut off or intercepted, as a portion of a line included between two points, or cut off two straight lines or curves.
  2. To include between; as, that part of the line which is intercepted between the points A and B.
  3. To interrupt communication with, or progress toward; to cut off, as the destination; to blockade.
  4. To obstruct or interrupt the progress of; to stop; to hinder or oppose; as, to intercept the current of a river.
  5. 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.

Synonyms:

halt, exploit, hijack, tease, block off, finish, rap, hold on, discontinue, give up, badger, head off, interpose, wiretap, seize midway, prevent, ambush, quit, interrupt, arbitrate, stop over, contain, make off with, stop, bar, terminate, barricade, knock, tap, catch, cease, turn back, tip, end, intercede, take away, break, pink, lay off, bug, allow, arrest, beg, interlope, intermeddle, blockade, cut off, pester, mediate, block up, break off, appropriate, tapdance, block, solicit, head off, kibosh, hold back, beleaguer.

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