[ in-ter-sept ]
Part of SpeechverbOrigin + Etymology
Late-Middle English; in the senses, "contain between limits" and "halt (an effect);" from the Latin intercept- "caught between," from the verb intercipere, from inter- "between" + capere "take"
verbto take, seize, or halt (someone or something on the way from one place to another); cut off from an intended destination
verbA) She had a plan to intercept the new project at her job and implement her own. B) The player needed to intercept the ball in order to help his team win.