From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinterceptin‧ter‧cept /ˌɪntəˈsept $ -ər-/ ●○○ verb [transitive] STOP MOVINGto stop something or someone that is going from one place to another before they get there an attempt to intercept drugs being smuggled over the border His phone calls were intercepted.interception /-ˈsepʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable]→ See Verb table
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interceptAll three fighter planes were intercepted and destroyed.The boat carrying 653 refugees was intercepted at sea.Clay intercepted nine passes during the game.Two British ships were sent to intercept the convoy.
Origin intercept (1400-1500) Latin past participle of intercipere, from capere to take