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the act or an instance of interfering or intruding

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a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries

(American football) blocking a player's path with your body

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CUTLINE: South goalkeeper Edwin Zepeda, on ground, manages to keep the ball from North's Habib Lamptey, left, as South's Yan Asante-Bio runs interference in a 2-2 boys' soccer tie.
Second, if the agent runs interference for the child concerning bureaucratic requirements, the young adult can focus on actual education and school activities.
At a time when the principal (or at least most salient) feature of American gay and lesbian political discourse is the struggle for state recognition of same-sex marriage, "Strangers" runs interference, not necessarily challenging, but certainly offering a counterpoint to politicized celebrations of long-term relationships.
In the insular world of the Abortion Establishment, a Supreme Court that runs interference for abortion on demand, for any reason or no reason, is a birthright.
Lockhart runs interference between these two factions.