Definition of 'imprison'

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Synonyms of "imprison"
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French Translation of "imprison"
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Example sentences containing 'imprison'

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Was it inevitable that you would be arrested and imprisoned? Christianity Today (2000)Both denied falsely imprisoning her but were found guilty. The Sun (2016)She and the other activists were imprisoned last year and held without charge for weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2009)When released he argued that there was no power to detain him and he had been falsely imprisoned. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Molotov's adored wife was arrested and imprisoned. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He has been imprisoned some 20 years in the mental health system. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He's not been arrested or imprisoned for a few weeks now. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He served four months of a 15-month sentence for falsely imprisoning a male escort. The Sun (2009)During the war he was captured on Crete and imprisoned for five years. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He is then alleged to have falsely imprisoned her until October last year. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A cautious beginning was made of releasing some of the tens of thousands who had been falsely imprisoned. Grenville, J. A. S. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)She was arrested and imprisoned. Paul Preston The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and RevengeHe was exempted from the death penalty, but when he emerged from hiding he was arrested and imprisoned for two months. Times, Sunday Times (2008)While his parents' frantic efforts to take him to Prague for it were rewarded by their being arrested and imprisoned. The Sun (2015)He was imprisoned for twelve years and has been sporadically jailed since, but the Algerian government now lets him run on a leash. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)

Synonyms of 'imprison'

jail, confine, detain, lock up

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Translations for 'imprison'

British English: imprison VERB
If someone is imprisoned, they are locked up, usually in prison, as a punishment for a crime.
He was imprisoned for 18 months on charges of theft.


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