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  1. detain

    • IPA[dɪˈteɪn]


    • v.
      keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention;keep (someone) in official custody, typically for questioning about a crime or in a politically sensitive situation
    • verb: detain, 3rd person present: detains, gerund or present participle: detaining, past tense: detained, past participle: detained

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    • IPA[dəˈtān]


    • v.
      keep (someone) from proceeding; hold back: she made to open the door, but he detained her

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