Detaining synonyms

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To delay is defined as to postpone, make late or stop for awhile.
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To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; followed by on or with.
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To keep up in a race or contest:
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To keep (a person) from doing something contemplated
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To retard is to prevent progress or growth.
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To control or keep in check.
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To cause to get stuck in or as in mire
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To maintain records in:
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To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
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To put or keep in prison; jail
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To get in the way of; to hinder
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To keep from departing or getting away:
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To hinder is defined as to restrain or hold something back.
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Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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To stop; check.
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To pass through a lock or locks in a waterway.
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To detain in a jail.
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(Intransitive) To work as an intern. Usually with little or no pay or other legal prerogatives of employment, for the purpose of furthering a program of education.
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To lock away; to imprison, especially for breaking the law.
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To cloister, confine, imprison: to lock up behind walls.
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To employ delaying tactics:
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So as to fall behind the correct time or rate:
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(Sports) In golf, to hit (a putt) so that it stops a short way from the hole and can then be tapped in.
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To remove obstructions or entanglements from; clear:
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To free; to release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; to manumit; to disengage.
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Release is defined as to set free or to relieve.
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(Rare) To move in time; keep time
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To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
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Find another word for detaining. In this page you can discover 28 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for detaining, like: delaying, confining, staying, stopping, retarding, restraining, miring, keeping, inhibiting, imprisoning and impeding.