impound - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ɪmˈpaʊnd/
present tense
I/you/we/theyimpound
he/she/itimpounds
present participleimpounding
past tenseimpounded
past participleimpounded
  1. if the police or other officials impound something, they take it away from someone because they have done something illegal

    The French impounded two Greenpeace ships off their coast.