1 be or come between; "An interposing thicket blocked their way"
2 introduce; "God interposed death"
3 to insert between other elements; "She interjected clever remarks" [syn: interject, come in, put in, throw in, inject]
4 get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force; "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?" [syn: intervene, step in, interfere]
EtymologyMiddle French interposer, modification (influenced by poser to put, place) of Latin interponere (perfect stem interpos-), from inter- + ponere to put, place
- Rhymes: -əʊz
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