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  Words related to detain

Related / Similar Words: delay, hold up, stay, confine

 

Definition:
  • cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn''t want to perform";
  • stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!";
  • deprive of freedom; take into confinement;

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    Hyponyms: stonewall, catch, stall, buy time, keep, straiten, imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand, intern, bind over, cage, cage in, trap, keep in

     

    Derivational Morphology: delay, holdup, stay, detention, hold, custody, detainee, political detainee, confinement

     

    Anagrams: adient

     

     
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