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Turkish translation of “detain”

detain

verb [T]
 
 
/dɪˈteɪn/
to keep someone somewhere and not allow them to leave, especially in order to ask them about a crime
göz altına almak, alıkoymak; tutmak
Three men were detained by police for questioning.Putting people in prisonDelaying and wasting time
(Definition of detain from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)
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