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prisoner
American English: /ˈprɪz(ə)nər/
British English: /ˈprɪz(ə)nə/

Translation of prisoner in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (captive) he is a prisoner in his own house
    no se puede mover de casa
    he is a prisoner of his own ideology
    es prisionero de sus ideas
    he was held prisoner
    (by enemy forces) lo tuvieron prisionero
    (by kidnappers) lo tuvieron secuestrado
    to take somebody prisoner
    tomar a alguien prisionero
    coger a alguien prisionero (esp Spain)
    to take prisoners
    hacer prisioneros
    to take no prisoners
    ejecutar a todos los cautivos
    Example sentences
    • After conquering Troy, you will need to rescue some villagers that have been taken prisoner by an unknown enemy.
    • He had allowed his dear friend, his sister in Christ, to be taken prisoner by their enemies.
    • Taken prisoner, he was jailed and as a POW served time in Wakefield and Frongoch prisons.
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