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INTERCEPT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intercept mean? 

INTERCEPT (noun)
  The noun INTERCEPT has 1 sense:

1. the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis

  Familiarity information: INTERCEPT used as a noun is very rare.


INTERCEPT (verb)
  The verb INTERCEPT has 2 senses:

1. seize on its way
2. tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information

  Familiarity information: INTERCEPT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTERCEPT (noun)


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Meaning:

The point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("intercept" is a kind of...):

point (a geometric element that has position but no extension)


INTERCEPT (verb)


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Meaning:

Seize on its way

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

intercept; stop

Context example:

The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace

Hypernyms (to "intercept" is one way to...):

catch; grab; take hold of (take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "intercept"):

cut off; cut out (cut off and stop)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2intercept [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

wiretap; bug; intercept; tap

Context examples:

The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy / Is this hotel room bugged?

Hypernyms (to "intercept" is one way to...):

eavesdrop; listen in (listen without the speaker's knowledge)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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