When you prevent someone from walking into a room this is an example of a time when you intercept the person.
When a quarterback throws a ball to his receiver and instead you jump up and catch it, this is an example of an intercept.
Intercepted me with a message as I was leaving.
Origin of intercept
- Middle English intercepten from Latin intercipere intercept- inter- inter- capere to seize kap- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin interceptum, past participle of intercipere.