in´ter|pos´ing|ly

in|ter|pose «IHN tuhr POHZ», verb, -posed, -pos|ing.
–v.t.
1. to put between; insert: »

to interpose the hand between the eye and a light.

2. to put forward; break in with: »

She interposed an objection at this point.

–v.i.
1. to come between other things; be between other things: »

A cloud interposing hid the sun.

2. to interrupt.
3. to interfere in order to help; intervene: »

Mother interposed in the dispute between my brothers.

SYNONYM(S): intercede, mediate.
[< French interposer < inter- between, inter- + poser to place, pose1]
in´ter|pos´er, noun.
in´ter|pos´ing|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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