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imprison

Pronunciation: /ɪmˈprɪzən/

Translation of imprison in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [Law/Derecho] encarcelar, meter en la cárcel 1.2 (lock up) [dog/child] encerrar* she felt imprisoned in the city se sentía aprisionada en la ciudad
    Example sentences
    • He was cleared of kidnap and assault but served eight months in military prison after falsely imprisoning the woman.
    • All of the detainees were imprisoned without charge, and the whereabouts of some of them are unknown.
    • Whenever and wherever the U.S. government imprisons someone, the courts should be able to review it.

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