- take part in something so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events；(of an event or circumstance) occur as a delay or obstacle to something being done
verb: intervene, 3rd person present: intervenes, gerund or present participle: intervening, past tense: intervened, past participle: intervened
- 1. take part in something so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events he acted outside his authority when he intervened in the dispute their forces intervened to halt the attack 同義詞
- ▪ (of an event or circumstance) occur as a delay or obstacle to something being done Christmas intervened and the investigation was suspended 同義詞
- ▪ interrupt verbally ‘It's true!’ he intervened
- ▪ become involved in a lawsuit as a third party.
- 2. extend or occur between events seizures typically recur at regular intervals, with weeks or months intervening between seizures Ludlow took an active part in the events that intervened between the death of Cromwell and the Restoration
- ▪ be situated between things the snowy peaks of the Himalayas stood glistening in the far distance, high above the wooded mountains that intervened