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Verb: intercept  ,in-tu(r)'sept
  1. Seize on its way
    "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace";
    - stop
     
  2. Secretly listen in on a communication channel (esp. a telephone) in order to get information
    "The FBI was intercepting the phone line of the suspected spy";
    - wiretap, tap, bug
Noun: intercept  ,in-tu(r)'sept
  1. The point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis

Derived forms: intercepts, intercepting, intercepted

Type of: catch, earwig [Brit], eavesdrop, grab, listen in, point, take hold of

Encyclopedia: Intercept