HyperDic: detain

English > 3 senses of the word detain:
VERBsocialdetain, confinedeprive of freedom
changedetain, stay, delaystop or halt
changedetain, delay, hold upcause to be slowed ... / slowed down or delayed
detain > pronunciation
Soundsdihtey'n
Rhymesabstain ... windowpane: 127 rhymes with eyn...
English > detain: 3 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningdeprive of freedom; take into confinement.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to detain the prisoners
Synonymconfine
Narrowerbind overOrder a defendant to be placed in custody pending the outcome of a proceedings against him or her
cage, cage inConfine in a cage
imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remandlock up or confine, in or as in a jail
imprisonConfine as if in a prison
interndeprive of freedom
keephold and prevent from leaving
keep inCause to stay indoors
straitensqueeze together
trap, pin downplace in a confining or embarrassing position
Oppositefree, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loosegrant freedom to
Spanishconfinar, detener, encarcelar, limitar
Catalanconfinar, detenir, empresonar, limitar
Nounsdetaineesome held in custody
detentiona punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home
detentiona state of being confined (usually for a short time)
English > detain: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningstop or halt.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsstay, delay
Broadercheck, retard, delaySlow the growth or development of
Spanishdemorar, detener, diferir, retrasar
Catalandemorar, endarrerir, retardar
English > detain: 3 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningCause to be slowed ... / slowed down or delayed.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsdelay, hold up
Narrowerbuy timeact so as to delay an event or action in order to gain an advantage
catchdelay or hold up
stalldeliberately delay an event or action
stonewallEngage in delaying / delaying tactics / tactics or refuse to cooperate
Broaderdecelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retardLose velocity
Oppositerush, hurryurge to an unnatural speed
Spanishatrasar, demorar
Catalandemorar, endarrerir, retardar

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