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  • v  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?
  • v  be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events
    This interludes intervenes between the two movements
    Eight days intervened
  • v  occur between other event or between certain points of time
    the war intervened between the birth of her two children

  • Should zookeepers intervene when a mom wants to eat her offspring? That's the question being debated by Germany's polar bear lovers.
  • The government should not intervene.
  • The outbreak of communal conflict has raised the nightmarish prospect of an even wider and more destabilizing war that would tempt the country's neighbors to intervene on behalf of .
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  • Sepp Blatter in
    There's too much modern slavery, in transferring players or buying players. We are trying now to intervene in such cases,Blatter said yesterday. "The reaction to the Bosman law is to make long-lasting contracts to keep the players, and...
  • Henry Paulson in Gold Seek
    We should consider how to most appropriately give the Federal Reserve the authority to access necessary information from complex financial institutions ...... and the tools to intervene to mitigate systemic risk in advance of a crisis, Paulson...
  • Joe Lieberman in TIME
    The vote "means Congress will not intervene in the foreseeable future" in the war's execution, Lieberman told reporters.

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