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 put or keep in prison; jail
To keep from departing or getting away:
To hinder is defined as to restrain or hold something back.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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.
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
Find another word for detains. In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for detains, like: delays, confines, stays, stops, retards, restrains, mires, keeps, inhibits, imprisons and impedes.