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English definition of “impound”

impound

verb [T] uk   /ɪmˈpaʊnd/ us  
If the police impound something that belongs to you, they take it away because you have broken the law: The police impounded cars and other personal property belonging to the drug dealers. The vehicle was impounded by customs.
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