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impound

im·pound

impound

 
pronunciation:
ihm paUnd
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: impounded, impounding, impounds
definition 1: to shut up or confine (an animal) in a pound.
The dog was dangerous and had to be impounded.
definition 2: to confiscate and retain (property or documentary evidence) in legal custody.
The police impounded the vehicle that had been used as the getaway car.
similar words:
confiscate
definition 3: to confine or secure (water) in a reservoir.
derivation: impoundment (n.)