impound Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"impound" in British English

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impoundverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​personalpropertybelonging to the ​drugdealers. The ​vehicle was impounded by ​customs.
(Definition of impound from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"impound" in American English

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impoundverb [T]

 us   /ɪmˈpɑʊnd/
to take ​possession of something by ​legalright: The ​policearrested the ​suspect and impounded his ​car.
(Definition of impound from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"impound" in Business English

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impoundverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪmˈpaʊnd/ LAW
to take something away from someone because you have the ​legalright to do so: Companies in ​breach of the ​ruling may have ​certainassets impounded by the ​court.
(Definition of impound from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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