Die Übersetzung von "detain" - Englisch-Portugiesisch-Wörterbuch


verb uk /dɪˈteɪn/ us

to force someone officially to stay in a place

A suspect has been detained by the police for questioning.
Several of the injured were detained overnight in hospital.

to delay someone for a short length of time

I’m sorry I’m late – I was unavoidably detained.

(Die Übersetzung von "detain" von Cambridge Englisch-Portugiesisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)