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to put a person or animal in a place that they cannot leave
to put someone in a place and not let them out
to force someone to stay in a place and prevent them from leaving
to make it impossible for someone to get out of a place
to put someone in a room and lock the door so they cannot leave
to put someone in a place where they are kept apart from other people
to prevent someone from leaving a place, especially a dangerous place
to physically limit or control the movement of something or someone
to physically control the movements of a person or animal
to keep a person or animal in quarantine
a start-up … whose value has reached more than one billion US dollars
the system of trade unions, or the principles on which trade unions are based
an afternoon full of crafts
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