Meaning of “impound” in the English Dictionary

(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 legal right:

The police arrested the suspect and impounded his car.

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"impound" in Business English

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impoundverb [ T ]

uk /ɪmˈpaʊnd/ us LAW

to take something away from someone because you have the legal right to do so:

Companies in breach of the ruling may have certain assets impounded by the court.

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