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English verb: interpose

1. interpose (motion) be or come between

SamplesAn interposing thicket blocked their way.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

2. interpose (motion) introduce

SamplesGod interposed death.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)introduce

3. interpose (communication) to insert between other elements

SamplesShe interjected clever remarks.

Synonymscome in, inject, interject, put in, throw in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt

4. interpose (social) get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force

SamplesWhy did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?.

Synonymsinterfere, intervene, step in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)interact

Narrower (hyponym)interlope, meddle, tamper

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