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English noun: interception

1. interception (act) the act of intercepting; preventing something from proceeding or arriving

SamplesHe resorted to the interception of his daughter's letters.
He claimed that the interception of one missile by another would be impossible.

Broader (hypernym)bar, prevention

2. interception (act) (American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team

Broader (hypernym)catch, grab, snap, snatch

Domain categoryAmerican football, American football game

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