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Definitions of detain

  1. cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. To keep back or from; to withhold. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To restrain from proceeding; to stay or stop; to delay; as, we were detained by an accident. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To hold or keep in custody. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. See Imprison. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To hold back; restrain from departure; delay; keep in custody; as, the magistrate ordered the prisoner to be detained. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To hold from or back: to stop: to keep. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To stop; withhold; keep back. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. deprive of freedom; take into confinement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To keep back or from; to withhold; to delay; to hold in custody. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To keep from; to withhold; to stop, stay, or delay; to hold in custody. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Detention. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Detainer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for detain

  1. She wondered how long Miss Merton would detain her. – Marjorie Dean, High School Junior by Pauline Lester
  2. " You do not detain me," he said, sitting down by her; " I have found what I was going in search of, and through your means." – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
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