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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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