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verb [with object]
obstruct (someone or something) so as to prevent them from continuing to a destination:intelligence agencies intercepted a series of telephone calls I intercepted Ed on his way to work Football (of a defensive player) catch a forward pass.
chiefly Physics cut off or deflect (light or other electromagnetic radiation).
Mathematics (of a line or surface) mark or cut off (part of a space, line, or surface).
an act or instance of intercepting something:he read the file of radio intercepts Mathematics the point at which a given line cuts a coordinate axis; the value of the coordinate at that point.