What does detain mean?

detain in AZ Dictionary

(v) maintain from proceeding; wait or retard.
(v) To keep in custody or temporary confinement: The police detained a number of suspects for questioning. The troublesome students were detained after college until their parents was notified.
(v) Obsolete to hold or withhold (payment or home, like).
(v) maintain (someone) from continuing by keeping them back or making statements to their attention.
(v) To put under custody.
(v) deprive of freedom; simply take into confinement
(n) Detention.
(n) Detention.
maintain right back or away; withhold; particularly, maintain or keep unjustly.
maintain or restrain from proceeding; stay or stop: since, we had been detained because of the rainfall.
in-law, to put up in custody.

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  • Sentence for "detain"
  • Quotes for "detain"
  • Synonym for "detain"
    • stop, stop, stay, stay, check
  • Verb Forms for "detain"
    • detained, detained, detaining, detaining, detains
  • Phrases for "detain"
    • indefinitely detain, detain al-Marri, detain al-Marri, apprehend detain, detain suspected
  • Rhyme for "detain"
    • Alane, Alane, Aquitaine, Aquitaine, Ayn
  • Hyponym for "detain"
    • cage in, cage in, keep in, keep in, put behind bars
  • Hypernym for "detain"
    • check, check, retard, retard, delay
  • Cross Reference for "detain"
    • withhold, withhold
  • Same Context for "detain"
    • below-deck, below-deck, brain-numbing, brain-numbing, nonmedical
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