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Definition 1: the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis - [noun denoting cognition]

(intercept is a kind of ...) a geometric element that has position but no extension

"a point is defined by its coordinates"

Definition 2: seize on its way - [verb of contact]

Samples where intercept or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for intercept in the sense of this definition

(intercept is a kind of ...) take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

"Catch the ball!" "Grab the elevator door!"

(... is a kind of intercept ) cut off and stop

"The bicyclist was cut out by the van"

Definition 3: tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information - [verb of perception]

Samples where intercept or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for intercept in the sense of this definition

(intercept is a kind of ...) listen without the speaker's knowledge

"the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations"

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