detain
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪˈteɪn/
Verb

detain (detains, present participle detaining; past and past participle detained)

  1. (transitive) To keep someone from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.
  2. (transitive) To put under custody.
  3. (transitive) To keep back or from; to withhold.
    • Detain not the wages of the hireling.
  4. (transitive) To seize goods for official purposes.
Translations


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