[intransitive] to become involved in an argument, fight, or other difficult situation in order to change what happens
The police don’t usually like to intervene in disputes between husbands and wives.
The army will have to intervene to prevent further fighting.
someone who is trained to give medical care and treatment to sick animals
With the advent of the College, veterinarians increasingly took over the treatment of horses and cattle.
a serious argument or disagreement
The firm is involved in a legal dispute with a rival company.
He got into a dispute over a taxi fare.
the bitter border dispute between the countries
[only before noun] existing or happening first, before other people or things
The land was returned to its original owner.
The kitchen still has many original features (=parts that were there when the house was first built).
to move away from the place you should be
Three of the soldiers strayed into enemy territory.
to begin to deal with or think about a different subject from the main one, without intending to
We’re straying into ethnic issues here.
This meeting is beginning to stray from the point.
if your eyes stray, you begin to look at something else, usually without intending to
stray to/back/over etc
Her eyes strayed to the clock.
an official organization or a government department that has the power to make decisions, and has particular responsibilities
the local authority
East Sussex Education Authority
the San Diego Water Authority
an official statement by the police that someone may be guilty of a crime
He was found guilty of all six charges against him.
Higgins is facing a charge of armed robbery.
on a charge (of something)
The following morning, he was arrested on a charge of burglary.
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