To put or keep in prison; jail
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To delay is defined as to postpone, make late or stop for awhile.
To keep up in a race or contest:
To keep (a person) from doing something contemplated
To retard is to prevent progress or growth.
To cause to get stuck in or as in mire
To maintain records in:
To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
To keep from departing or getting away:
To hinder is defined as to restrain or hold something back.
To stop; check.
To pass through a lock or locks in a waterway.
To detain in a jail.
To employ delaying tactics:
So as to fall behind the correct time or rate:
(Sports) In golf, to hit (a putt) so that it stops a short way from the hole and can then be tapped in.
To remove obstructions or entanglements from; clear:
Release is defined as to set free or to relieve.
(Rare) To move in time; keep time
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
Find another word for detaining. In this page you can discover 28 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for detaining, like: confining, imprisoning, checking, delaying, staying, stopping, retarding, restraining, miring, keeping and inhibiting.