Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun intercept

1 sense of intercept

Sense 1
intercept -- (the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis)
       => point -- (a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb intercept

2 senses of intercept

Sense 1
intercept, stop -- (seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace")
       => catch, grab, take hold of -- (take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!")

Sense 2
wiretap, tap, intercept, bug -- (tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?")
       => listen in, eavesdrop -- (listen without the speaker's knowledge; "the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations")

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