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run interference

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrun interferencerun interferenceAmerican English a) DSAto protect a player who has the ball in American football by blocking players from the opposing team b) HELPto help someone to achieve something by dealing with people or problems that might cause them trouble interference
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run interferenceEven with Hilton Railey running interference, the first twenty-four hours in London were rocky indeed.Truscati's job is to run interference for troubled kids with their parents, schools, and the courts.
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