intercepting

present participle of intercept
as in grabbing
to stop, seize, or interrupt while in progress or on course the cat was about to hightail it out the front door when I intercepted her

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“Intercepting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/intercepting. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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