Translation of "impound" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ɪmˈpaʊnd/ us

If the police impound something that belongs to you, they take it away because you have broken the law. (of the police or someone in authority) to take something away from someone because they have broken the law

The police impounded cars and other personal property belonging to the drug dealers.
The vehicle was impounded by customs.

(Translation of “impound” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)