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Definition of Intercept


  1. To take or seize by the way, or before arrival at the destined place; to cause to stop on the passage; as, to intercept a letter; a telegram will intercept him at Paris.
  2. To obstruct or interrupt the progress of; to stop; to hinder or oppose; as, to intercept the current of a river.
  3. To interrupt communication with, or progress toward; to cut off, as the destination; to blockade.
  4. To include between; as, that part of the line which is intercepted between the points A and B.
  5. A part cut off or intercepted, as a portion of a line included between two points, or cut off two straight lines or curves.

Intercept Quotations

The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails or your wife's phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards.
Edward Snowden

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Government is operated by deeply embedded, hopelessly entangled bureaus where nothing is accomplished because the function of the bureau is to intercept every living idea and smother it.
Gerry Spence

Never go out to meet trouble. If you just sit still, nine cases out of ten, someone will intercept it before it reaches you.
Calvin Coolidge

Prophecy is an intercept from the mind of an all-knowing and all-seeing and all-powerful God.
Joel C. Rosenberg
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Intercept Translations

intercept in French is interceptent, interceptez, interceptons
intercept in Spanish is interceptar
intercept in Swedish is hejda, uppsnappa
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