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Definition 1: place or shut up in a pound - [verb of contact]

Samples where impound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pound the cows so they don't stray

Synonyms for impound in the sense of this definition

(impound is a kind of ...) to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains" "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade" "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center" "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

(impound has a similar meaning as ...) shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits

"The prisoners are safely pounded"

Definition 2: take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority - [verb of possession]

Samples where impound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The FBI seized the drugs
  • The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment
  • The police confiscated the stolen artwork

Synonyms for impound in the sense of this definition

(impound is a kind of ...) take into one's possession

"We are taking an orphan from Romania" "I'll take three salmon steaks"

(... is a kind of impound ) appropriate (property) for public use

"the county condemned the land to build a highway"

(... is a kind of impound ) take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support

"His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt"

(... is a kind of impound ) confiscate by distress

(impound has a similar meaning as ...) requisition forcibly, as of enemy property

"the estate was sequestered"

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