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imprison

verb [T usually passive] uk   /ɪmˈprɪz.ən/ us  
C1 to put someone in prison: He was imprisoned in 1965 for attempted murder. figurative Unable to go out because of the deep snow, she felt imprisoned in her own house.
imprisonable
adjective uk   /-ə.bl/ us  
Driving while under the influence of alcohol is an imprisonable offence.
imprisonment
noun [C or U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
C2 She was sentenced to five years' imprisonment.
Translations of “imprison”
in Korean 감옥에 가두다…
in Arabic يَسْجُن, يَحْبِس…
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 Spanish encarcelar…
in Portuguese aprisionar, encarcerar…
in German einsperren…
in Catalan empresonar…
in Japanese ~を投獄する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 关押,囚禁…
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