detain translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "detain" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb /diˈtein/
to hold back and delay
entretener, demorar, retener
I won’t detain you – I can see you’re in a hurry.
(of the police etc) to keep under guard
Three suspects were detained at the police station.
detainee noun a person who is detained (by the police etc)
The detainees were all released without charge by the police.
(Definition of detain from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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