In·ter·cept v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intercepted; p. pr. & vb. n. Intercepting.]
1. To take or seize by the way, or before arrival at the destined place; to cause to stop on the passage; as, to intercept a letter; a telegram will intercept him at Paris.
God will shortly intercept your breath. --Joye.
2. To obstruct or interrupt the progress of; to stop; to hinder or oppose; as, to intercept the current of a river.
Who intercepts me in my expedition? --Shak.
We must meet first, and intercept his course. --Dryden.
3. To interrupt communication with, or progress toward; to cut off, as the destination; to blockade.
While storms vindictive intercept the shore. --Pope.
4. Math. To include between; as, that part of the line which is intercepted between the points A and B.
Syn: -- To cut off; stop; catch; seize; obstruct.