how to pronounce intercept


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intercept is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of intercept in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… they can do intercept you know predation …”

meanings of intercept


  1. To gain possession of (the ball) in a ball game.
  2. To take or comprehend between.
  3. Of a defensive player: to steal a pass thrown by the opposing team, gaining possession of the ball.
  4. To stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion).


  1. An interception of a radio broadcast or a telephone call.
  2. An interception of a missile.
  3. A form of market research where consumers are intercepted and interviewed in a retail store or mall.
  4. The coordinate of the point at which a curve intersects an axis.

intercept frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word intercept occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics intercept can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that intercept can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

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