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noun detention pronunciation in British English /dɪˈtenʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the state of being kept in a police station or prison and not being allowed to leave

    detention without trial

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a punishment for a child in which they have to stay at school after the other children have gone home

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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