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.

(Übersetzung von “detain” aus dem Cambridge Englisch–Portugiesisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)