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imprisonverb [T]

 us   /ɪmˈprɪz·ən/
to put someone in prison or in a situation that is like prison: If found guilty, he could be imprisoned for ten years. After weeks of snow, she felt imprisoned in her own home.
imprisonment
noun [U]  us   /ɪmˈprɪz·ən·mənt/
Translations of “imprison”
in Arabic يَسْجُن, يَحْبِس…
in Korean 감옥에 가두다…
in Malaysian memenjarakan…
in French emprisonner…
in Turkish hapsetmek, hapse atmak…
in Italian imprigionare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 關押,囚禁…
in Russian заключать в тюрьму…
in Polish uwięzić…
in Vietnamese bỏ tù…
in Spanish encarcelar…
in Portuguese aprisionar, encarcerar…
in Thai จำคุก…
in German einsperren…
in Catalan empresonar…
in Japanese ~を投獄する…
in Indonesian memenjarakan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 关押,囚禁…
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