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interpose (one, oneself, or something) between (someone or something)

To place one, oneself, or something between someone or something. I interposed myself between the cat and the door so that she couldn't make a run for it.
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interpose (something) in(to) (something)

To introduce something into a particular situation. Please don't interpose your thoughts into this meeting, OK? You're just supposed to be observing.
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interpose someone or something between people or things

to put someone or something between people or things, in any combination. I do not wish to interpose Randy between the twins. We will not interpose our own standards between these two warring factions.

interpose something in (to) something

to introduce something into something; to put a question into a conversation. The chairman interposed a question into the discussion. May I interpose an observation in the proceedings?
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Les avocats se sont interposes entre les citoyens et les forces de l'ordre.Celles-ci ont tire en l'air en guise de sommation.
Apres plus de deux semaines de declarations assassines par medias interposes, les deux protagonistes de ce vaudeville et leurs partisans semblent avoir pris conscience des ravages dans l'opinion de l'etalage de leur discorde et menent maintenant leurs negociations a huis clos.
The sentence's grammar in lines 11-13 interposes between the reader and the forward motion of the narrative (since action is carried through subject-verb-object) just as the fly in the story interposed between the speaker and the light.
This heroic moment in Catharine Sedgwick's most popular novel, in which Magawisca "interposes" her arm to save young Everell Fletcher from death at the hands of her father, the Pequot chief Mononotto, has often been interpreted as a rewriting of Pocahontas's intervention on behalf of John Smith.
Bertolucci interposes documentary footage of the uprising, creating an intricately layered fiction that ends by locating the theater itself as a site of violence and disaster: As the camera is placed in the very heart of the protest, the screen fills with overturned cars, assault police in riot gear, and exploding Molotov cocktails.
A selective paraphrase of the Gospels, the work interposes short passages of commentary.