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"immobilize" in British English

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immobilizeverb [T]

(UK usually immobilise) uk   /ɪˈməʊ.bəl.aɪz/  us   /-ˈmoʊ-/
immobilization
noun [U] (UK usually immobilisation) uk   /ɪˌməʊ.bəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌmoʊ.bə.lɪ-/
(Definition of immobilize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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immobilizeverb [T]

( UK also immobilise) uk   us   /ɪˈməʊbəlaɪz/
FINANCE, ECONOMICS to prevent a ​company, country, or ​economy from using ​money or other ​assets: Underdeveloped ​financialmarketslimit the ​availability of ​credit, immobilizing large ​amounts of ​cash that could be used more ​productively.
to prevent someone or something from being able to ​move or ​operate: Commuter ​trains were immobilized by the storm.
(Definition of immobilize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “immobilize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 锁止…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鎖止…
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