Definition of 'impound'
Example sentences containing 'impound'
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Then her car had been impounded because of a stack of unpaid parking tickets. Christianity Today (2000)The driver was given a fixed penalty notice and the car was impounded. The Sun (2007)She also faced having her car impounded after a hearing last night. The Sun (2007)He thought that he was paying a release fee for the two impounded vehicles. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Not long afterwards, news seeped out that his licence had been revoked and his car impounded. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Earlier this year officers impounded a car with no insurance on the M1. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The supposedly impounded ship simply upped anchor and sailed off, raising questions over security. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A police search of his house after his arrest failed to find lethal weapons but it is understood his car was impounded. The Sun (2016)The plot was foiled after one of the men made an error when he took out car insurance, and the vehicle was impounded. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was impounded by police and kept in a lock-up until 1980 before being flogged. The Sun (2009)The team's F1 cars are impounded. The Sun (2014)If caught, drivers face an 80 fixed penalty and could have their vehicle impounded. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Afghan security services had impounded vehicles owned by the firm - and demanded a 16,500 release fee. The Sun (2010)In some cases if the driver refuses, or is unable to pay, the vehicle may be impounded. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'impound'
British English: impound VERB
If something is impounded by police officers or customs officers, they officially take possession of it because a law or rule has been broken.
The ship was impounded under the terms of the trade embargo.
Definition of impound from the Collins English Dictionary
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