German translation of 'captive'
Gefangene m f(Gefangener) (m adj)
⇒ to take sb captive
jdn gefangen nehmen
⇒ to hold sb captive
jdn gefangen halten(figurative),
- animal, bird
⇒ a captive audience
ein unfreiwilliges Publikum
Example Sentences Including 'captive'
Her blood remained captive behind her skin, where it belonged.Sleep While I Sing
They waited a long time for orders, or even news, held captive in a heavy, despairing silence.The White Dove
On hearing the evidence, the minister immediately ordered the police search of the premises where the birds were said to be held captive.SPIX'S MACAW: The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird (2002)
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Translation of captive from the Collins English to German Dictionary