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run interference

Definition of run interference

American football

  1. :  to run in front of the player who is carrying the ball in order to block opponents —often used figuratively <He was able to survive the scandal only because he had several clever assistants who ran interference for him.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to go faster than a walk

    :  to go steadily by springing steps so that both feet leave the ground for an instant in each step

    :  to move at a fast gallop

  1. :  an act or the action of running :  continued rapid movement

    :  a quickened gallop

    :  a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn

  1. :  being in a melted state

    :  made from molten material :  cast in a mold

    :  having made a migration or spawning run

interferenceplay
  1. :  the act or process of interfering

    :  something that interferes :  obstruction

    :  the mutual effect on meeting of two wave trains (as of light or sound) that constitutes alternating areas of increased and decreased amplitude (as light and dark lines or louder and softer sound)


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