the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis
seize on its way
"The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
block, kibosh, quit, blockade, arrest, block off, contain, end, stop over, wiretap, hold back, lay off, tap, terminate, barricade, finish, check, break, bug, give up, bar, halt, cease, block up, discontinue, hold on, stop, break off, turn back
wiretap, tap, intercept, bug(verb)
tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
"The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To interpose is to place or come between other things or persons, usually as a means of obstruction or prevention of some effect or result that would otherwise occur, or be expected to take place. Intercede and interpose are used in a good sense; intermeddle always in a bad sense, and interfere frequently so. To intercede is to come between persons who are at variance, and plead with the stronger in behalf of the weaker. One may interpose with authority; he intercedes by petition. To intermeddle is to thrust oneself into the concerns of others with a petty officiousness; meddling commonly arises from idle curiosity; "every fool will be meddling," Prov. xx, 3; to interfere is to intrude into others' affairs with more serious purpose, with or without acknowledged right or propriety. Intercept is applied to an object that may be seized or stopped while in transit; as, to intercept a letter or a messenger; interrupt is applied to an action which might or should be continuous, but is broken in upon (Latin rumpere, to break) by some disturbing power; as, the conversation was interrupted. One who arbitrates or mediates must do so by the request or at least with the consent of the contending parties; the other words of the group imply that he steps in of his own accord.
Interpose between the combatants; in the matter.
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We have a lot of wireless technology around us, things we don't think about. We think of some data as meaningless pretty much everything that transmits wirelessly happens on some frequency. So if we can pick up on what the frequency is, do some analysis on that data, we could maybe intercept or replace that data.
For example, if set up at the entrance to a terminal to mark out potential terrorists, it would be of limited use if there are not security personnel available on the spot to intercept them.
We're not going to dance to Boris Johnson tune, it's obvious what Boris Johnson's up to. Boris Johnson wants to intercept this bill having lost control of parliament and stop us finishing the task in hand.
What we've seen in the last couple of years is what we suspect to be governments trying to intercept communications, in one case, there were Iranian-region Gmail users whose connection was being intercepted.
I guess you can watch the video and see for yourself how those intercepts are, if you want to intercept people over international waters, we just want to encourage them to do that in a safe way.
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- interceptar, interrumpirSpanish
- sieppaus, pysäyttää, keskeyttää, torjunta, riistää, siepata, torjua, katkaistaFinnish
- 傍受, 迎撃, 阻止, 奪うJapanese
- haukoti, kokoti, rorehape, komutuMāori
- przecięcie, przechwycićPolish
- подслушивание, перехватывать, перехватить, перехват, перехватывание, задерживать, прослушивание, задержать, пересечениеRussian
- prèsresti, prèsretatiSerbo-Croatian
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