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confiscateverb [T]

uk   /ˈkɒn.fɪ.skeɪt/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/
to take a possession away from someone when you have the right to do so, usually as a punishment and often for a limited period, after which it is returned to the owner: Miss Edwards has confiscated my phone! His passport was confiscated by the police to prevent him from leaving the country.
confiscation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌkɒn.fɪˈskeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/
There was a record number of confiscations by customs officers last year.
Translations of “confiscate”
in Vietnamese tịch thu…
in Spanish confiscar…
in Thai ยึดทรัพย์…
in Malaysian merampas…
in French confisquer…
in German beschlagnahmen…
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常指作爲懲罰)沒收,把…充公…
in Indonesian menyita…
in Russian конфисковывать…
in Turkish zorla el koymak, zaptetmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常指作为惩罚)没收,把…充公…
in Polish konfiskować…
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