It's annoying when advertisers interpose commercials between segments of your favorite TV show. To interpose is to interrupt by placing something in between other things.

If you look closely at the word interpose, you'll see inter, which means "between," and pose, which means "position." Don't think of this only in the physical sense though. It can also mean "interject," or say quickly, and also "get involved in." If you want to interpose when another person interposes himself between you and your friend in a long queue, you might interpose, "Hey, no cutting!"

Definitions of interpose
  1. verb
    “God interposed death”
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    type of:
    bring in or establish in a new place or environment
  2. verb
    insert between other elements
  3. verb
    be or come between
    “An interposing thicket blocked their way”
  4. verb
    get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
    synonyms: interfere, intervene, step in
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    meddle, tamper
    intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly
    encroach on the rights of others, as in trading without a proper license
    type of:
    act together or towards others or with others
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