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intercept

(ĭn-tĕr-sĕpt′)
The point at which the line representing a function intersects an axis.
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Barunda suggested that in case of some possible emergency causing the quarry to return down the river it would be well to have a force remain at the long-house to intercept them.
She knew that if any had seen her leave the prahu they would naturally expect to intercept her on her way toward the nearest shore, and so she took this means of outwitting them, although it meant nearly double the distance to be covered.
"I but just now intercepted one who seemed over-anxious to reach this door--it was he whom they call Astok, Prince of Dusar."
One after another the savages, turning restlessly, appeared to resume their slumbers, and rejoicing at the stillness which prevailed, I was about to rise again from my couch, when I heard a slight rustling--a dark form was intercepted between me and the doorway--the slide was drawn across it, and the individual, whoever he was, returned to his mat.
Crooks in the unfortunate expedition in which they had been intercepted by the Sioux Indians, and obliged to make a rapid retreat down the river.
Brummer, who has had 3,300 live intercepts in his 12 years as a Top Gun AIC, knows he's got his work cut out for him, but he says he likes it that way.
As Bamford writes, the idea behind Echelon was that "agencies would be able to submit targets to one another's listening posts and, likewise, everyone would be allowed to share in the take--to dip their electronic ladles into the vast cauldron of intercepts and select what they liked."
BUREAU OF CUSTOMS PROTECTING THE WILDLIFECUSTOMS NAIA INTERCEPTS ILLEGALLY IMPORTED 100 LIVE VENOMOUS TARANTULAS...
SECONDDATE is described as a tool that intercepts web requests and redirects browsers on target computers to an NSA web server.