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Another word for detain

  1. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired

  2. To keep in custody

  3. To put in jail

      1. A device operated by a key, combination, or keycard and used, as on a door, for holding, closing, or securing.
      2. A section of a waterway, such as a canal, closed off with gates, in which vessels in transit are raised or lowered by raising or lowering the water level of that section.
      3. A mechanism in a firearm for exploding the charge.
      1. A place of detention, especially for persons who are accused of committing a crime and have not been released on bail or for persons who are serving short sentences after conviction of a misdemeanor.
      2. Detention in a jail.
      3. To detain in a jail.
      1. A student or a recent graduate undergoing supervised practical training.
      2. A physician who has recently graduated from medical school and is learning medical practice in a hospital under supervision, prior to beginning a residency program.
      3. One who is interned; an internee.
      1. To put in a prison or jail.
      2. To shut in; confine.
      1. To put in or as if in prison; confine.
      1. To confine within or as if within walls; imprison.
      2. To build into a wall:
      3. To entomb in a wall.
      1. To keep within bounds; restrict:
      2. To shut or keep in, especially to imprison.
      3. To restrict in movement:

Another word for detain