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"imprison" in British English

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imprisonverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /ɪmˈprɪz.ən/
imprisonable
adjective uk   us   /-ə.bl/
Driving while under the ​influence of ​alcohol is an imprisonable offence.
imprisonment
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-mənt/
C2 She was ​sentenced to five ​years' imprisonment.
(Definition of imprison from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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imprisonverb [T]

 us   /ɪmˈprɪz·ən/
to put someone in ​prison or in a ​situation that is like ​prison: If ​foundguilty, he could be imprisoned for ten ​years. After ​weeks of ​snow, she ​felt imprisoned in her own ​home.
imprisonment
noun [U]  us   /ɪmˈprɪz·ən·mənt/
(Definition of imprison from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “imprison”
in Korean 감옥에 가두다…
in Arabic يَسْجُن, يَحْبِس…
in Malaysian memenjarakan…
in French emprisonner…
in Russian заключать в тюрьму…
in Chinese (Traditional) 關押,囚禁…
in Italian imprigionare…
in Turkish hapsetmek, hapse atmak…
in Polish uwięzić…
in Spanish encarcelar…
in Vietnamese bỏ tù…
in Portuguese aprisionar, encarcerar…
in Thai จำคุก…
in German einsperren…
in Catalan empresonar…
in Japanese ~を投獄する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 关押,囚禁…
in Indonesian memenjarakan…
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