Spanish translation of 'captive'
- [animal, bird, person]
⇒ to take sb captive
hacer prisionero a algn
⇒ to hold sb captive
tener or mantener prisionero or cautivo a algn
⇒ he had a captive audience
la gente no tenía más remedio que escucharle
⇒ captive market
mercado m cautivo
cautivo (cautiva) m f,
preso (presa) m f
- See captive breeding
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 Spanish Dictionary