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impound

Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpaʊnd/

Translation of impound in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [possessions/assets] incautar, incautarse de
    Example sentences
    • Tough new regulations giving the Vehicle Inspectorate powers to impound heavy goods vehicles operated without a licence are now in force with the industry's backing.
    • The research added: ‘At present, police do not have the legal authority to impound these vehicles.’
    • In that case the police impounded a vehicle which was being operated without a proper validation sticker and by a person for whom there was an outstanding warrant for driving without insurance.
    1.2 [vehicle] llevar al depósito municipal; [stray dogs] llevar a la perrera municipal
    Example sentences
    • Figures from the latest report by Waterford County Council revealed that of 681 dogs impounded by the Pound last year, just eight were re-claimed and 21 re-homed.
    • You become an activist when your dog is impounded, or a freeway is built past your house, or your child gets a disease because of pollution or sour gas.
    • One proposal was changing the amount of time dogs were impounded from 72 hours to one week.

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