Adjective "intercepted" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Obstruct (someone or something) so as to prevent them from continuing to a destination.
  1. 'I intercepted Edward on his way to work'
  2. 'It also said turf wars between police officers, Special Branch units and intelligence agencies were holding back attempts to intercept terrorists.'
  3. 'To the fore came satellite imagery and the National Security Agency's capacity to intercept communications.'
  4. 'But fortunately, our intelligence were able to intercept his plans to blow up these planes about 8 or 9 years ago, but he has been on the run since then.'
  5. 'Some government agencies intercept satellite and other transmissions.'
  6. 'Trees help prevent flooding by intercepting raindrops on their leaves, branches, and trunks.'
  7. 'It seems clear that all offspring should benefit when a parent produces an alarm signal or intercepts a predator and prevents it from reaching the brood.'
  8. 'The vehicles were intercepted and stopped by police.'
  9. 'He could not say when the letter was intercepted or when authorities believe it might have been written.'
  10. 'Reports suggest that the joint operation between the United States and Pakistan was planned after American intelligence agents intercepted a satellite phone call from the flat.'
  11. 'She curtsied and continued forward, intercepting Christopher's mischievous twinkle.'
  12. 'This radiation is intercepted and absorbed by the earth's atmosphere most of the time, causing minor problems.'
  13. 'There is essentially a linear relationship between the total dry matter produced by a crop and the radiation intercepted by it.'
  14. 'This light is intercepted by the two tracking detectors, and this provides a means for developing a control for the tracking system.'


An act or instance of intercepting something.
  1. 'And so they relied increasingly on defectors and technical intelligence - spy satellites and communication intercepts.'
  2. 'They knew that the operation was in trouble from intercepts of Japanese radio traffic.'
  3. 'This is just the ground-based portion of a multilayered missile defense system, which will eventually include space-based and sea launched intercepts.'
  4. 'If the Commonwealth continues to play politics and refuses to properly allow these telephone intercepts then it does harm the effort against police corruption.'
  5. 'And those who monitor intercepts can easily be outwitted.'
  6. 'The foiled plot rests largely on communication intercepts, known as ‘chatter’, from suspects under surveillance.'
  7. 'I'm sure lots of information is there, in files, intercepts, computer memory.'
  8. 'The information allegedly includes both US capabilities for communications intercepts and details of the US military position within Iraq.'
  9. 'We have the ability to read their mail through radio intercepts.'
  10. 'The claim has been confirmed by officials in the U.S. embassy in Jakarta who have had access to intercepts of the army's radio communications.'
  11. 'The slope and intercept are calculated by a linear least squares program.'
  12. 'The intercept of the extrapolated regression line and x-axis was taken to be an estimate of the presentation time.'
  13. 'Likelihood and regression analyses give slightly different estimates of the slope and intercept.'

More definitions

1. to take, seize, or halt (someone or something on the way from one place to another); cut off from an intended destination: to intercept a messenger.

2. to see or overhear (a message, transmission, etc., meant for another): We intercepted the enemy's battle plan.

3. to stop or check (passage, travel, etc.): to intercept the traitor's escape.

4. Sports. to take possession of (a ball or puck) during an attempted pass by an opposing team.

5. to stop or interr

More examples(as adjective)

"conversations can be intercepted."

"traffics can be intercepted."

"messages can be intercepted."

"informations can be intercepted."

"calls can be intercepted."

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(intercept)Late Middle English (in the senses ‘contain between limits’ and ‘halt (an effect’)): from Latin intercept- ‘caught between’, from the verb intercipere, from inter- ‘between’ + capere ‘take’.