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Definitions of imprison

  1. To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody; to confine. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To put into a jail; detain in custody; restrain or confine in any way; incarcerate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To put in prison: to shut up: to confine or restrain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To put into prison; confine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To put a person in prison or jail or otherwise confine him as punishment for committing a crime.
  6. To put into and confine in a prison; to confine or restrain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To put into or to confine in a prison; to shut up or confine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Imprisonment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for imprison

  1. Imprison me but in thine arms and I will count my very soul well lost for an hour of love with thee! – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  2. 511, which also contain the first Austrian orders to imprison Italian innovators, the beginning of Austria's later Italian policy. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
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