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To put a person or animal in a place they cannot leave - thesaurus

Synonyms

shut in

to put a person or animal in a place that they cannot leave

imprison

verb

to put someone in a place and not let them out

confine

verb

to force someone to stay in a place and prevent them from leaving

pen in

to make it impossible for someone to get out of a place

lock in

to put someone in a room and lock the door so they cannot leave

shut away

to put someone in a place where they are kept apart from other people

trap

verb

to prevent someone from leaving a place, especially a dangerous place

restrict

verb

to physically limit or control the movement of something or someone

restrain

verb

to physically control the movements of a person or animal

quarantine

verb

to keep a person or animal in quarantine

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capture

verb

to catch someone so that they become your prisoner

capture

verb

to catch an animal

catch

verb

to get hold of and stop someone you have been chasing so that they cannot escape

clap in

to suddenly put someone somewhere that they cannot escape from

cloister

verb

mainly literary to make someone spend time in a quiet or private place away from other people

coop up

if a person or animal is cooped up in a place, they have to stay there without being able to move around much

corner

verb

to force a person or animal into a place that they cannot move away from

corral

verb

mainly journalism to move people into a place and stop them from leaving it

entomb

verb

literary to put someone or something in or under something so that they cannot escape

immure

verb

literary to put someone in a place and prevent them from leaving

imprison

verb

to make someone feel that they are being kept in a place or situation that they cannot escape from

quarantine

noun

a period of quarantine

recapture

verb

to catch a person or animal that has escaped

shut up

to keep someone in a small area for a specific purpose

surround

verb

to stand on all sides of a place, in order to stop someone from escaping

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