Spanish translation of 'detain'
- (= arrest)
- (= keep waiting)
⇒ I was detained at the office
me entretuve or demoré en la oficina
⇒ I was detained by fog
me retrasé por la niebla
⇒ don't let me detain you
no quiero entretenerla
Example Sentences Including 'detain'
You know we can detain you without charge for forty-eight hours or longer, in certain circumstances.Widow's End
Since you're with friends I shan't detain you, but I'll be in touch.Pretty Maids all in a Row
Martin's bedroom with its small collections of clothes, books and sketches didn't detain them for long.Forests of the Night
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Translation of detain from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary