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intervene between (multiple people)

To intercede between multiple people. Luckily, the teacher intervened between Mark and Mike before a fight broke out.
See also: between, intervene

intervene in (something)

To become involved or embroiled in some event, situation, or predicament. I make it a point never to intervene in other people's personal affairs. Someone needs to intervene in this situation before there's a fight!
See also: intervene

intervene with (someone or something)

To become involved or embroiled in some event, situation, or predicament. I make it a point never to intervene with other people's personal affairs. I'll intervene with the boss and see if I can get this issue resolved.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

intervene between (someone and someone else)

to intercede between someone and someone else. I decided to intervene between Ralph and his brother, who were arguing endlessly. There was no point in intervening between Bill and Bob.
See also: between, intervene

intervene in something

to get involved in something. I will have to intervene in this matter. It's getting out of hand. I want to intervene in this before it becomes a major problem.
See also: intervene

intervene with someone or something

to step into a matter concerning someone or something. Megan said she would intervene with the bank manager on our behalf. Do I need to intervene with this process?
See also: intervene
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Simply put, by intervening we put the welfare of strangers above the welfare of our own family.
One of these new articles is Article 52 of the package, which makes changes to Article 277 of the Turkish Penal Code (TCK), in which intervening in the judiciary is defined as a crime.
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And neither the President nor his party or the group he is affiliated to will be able to prevent it from intervening if they were by their deeds to cause the nation to be threatened, or if their policies and their methods were to result in portents of a real civil war.
That would be a record high amount if spent intervening on just one day.
ISLAMABAD, 22 May, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- President Asif Ali Zardari Friday restored four deposed and retired judges of the superior courts to the offices they were holding immediately before November 03, 2007 to enable them draw their salaries during the intervening period.
But for most of us the idea of intervening is understandably scary and risky."
The first step is to "stop the bleeding" by intervening to prevent the conflict from escalating (Figure 1).
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A taxpayer may deduct the fair market value of an auto if the charity intends to make "significant intervening use of or "material improvement to" the car.
But if the charity makes a significant intervening use of a vehicle, the donor may deduct the fair-market value.
Bush for intervening, asserting that both "have acted in a manner demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers' blueprint for the governance of a free people--our Constitution."
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