• (verb) IPA: /ɪmˈpaʊ̯nd/
  • (noun) IPA: /ˈɪmpaʊ̯nd/

impound (impounds, present participle impounding; past and past participle impounded)

  1. (transitive) to shut up or place in an enclosure called a pound
    His car got impounded after he'd parked illegally.
  2. (transitive) to hold back ()
  3. (transitive, law) to hold in the custody of a court or its delegate
    to impound stray cattle; to impound a document for safe keeping.
  4. (transitive, law, banking) to collect and hold (funds) for payment of property taxes and insurance on property in which one has a security interest
  • Russian: запира́ть
Translations Noun

impound (plural impounds)

  1. a place in which things are impounded
  2. a state of being impounded
  3. that which has been impounded
  4. (law, banking) amounts collected from a debtor and held by one with a security interest in property for payment of property taxes and insurance

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