See also: interposé
- (transitive) To insert something (or oneself) between other things.
- to interpose a screen between the eye and the light
- c. 1599, William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act II, Scene 1,
- What watchful cares do interpose themselves
- Betwixt your eyes and night?
- 1785, William Cowper, The Task, Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1787, Book 2, p. 30,
- Lands intersected by a narrow frith
- Abhor each other. Mountains interposed
- Make enemies of nations who had else
- Like kindred drops been mingled into one.
- (transitive) To interrupt a conversation by introducing a different subject or making a comment.
- (intransitive) To be inserted between parts or things; to come between.
- (intransitive) To intervene in a dispute, or in a conversation.
1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, London: A[ndrew] Millar, OCLC 928184292:, Book 5, Chapter 9,
- The doctor now interposed, and prevented the effects of a wrath which was kindling between Jones and Thwackum […]
- 1814, Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, Chapter 26,
- “My daughters,” replied Sir Thomas, gravely interposing, “have their pleasures at Brighton, and I hope are very happy […] ”
- (To insert something (or oneself) between other things): insert
- (To interrupt a conversation by introducing a different subject or making a comment): interrupt
to insert something (or oneself) between other things
to interrupt a conversation by introducing a different subject or making a comment
to be inserted between parts or things
to intervene in a dispute, or in a conversation
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- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of