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English definition of “impound”

impound

verb [T]     /ɪmˈpaʊnd/
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 .Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
(Definition of impound verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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