Spanish translation of “detain”
detain 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.