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INTERPOSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does interpose mean? 

INTERPOSE (verb)
  The verb INTERPOSE has 4 senses:

1. be or come between
2. introduce
3. to insert between other elements
4. get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force

  Familiarity information: INTERPOSE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTERPOSE (verb)


Sense 1interpose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be or come between

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

An interposing thicket blocked their way

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2interpose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Introduce

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

God interposed death

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

introduce (bring in or establish in a new place or environment)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3interpose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To insert between other elements

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

interject; interpose; throw in; come in; inject; put in

Context example:

She interjected clever remarks

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

break up; cut off; disrupt; interrupt (make a break in)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 4interpose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

intervene; step in; interfere; interpose

Context example:

Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?

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

interact (act together or towards others or with others)

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

meddle; tamper (intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly)

interlope (encroach on the rights of others, as in trading without a proper license)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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