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detain - Dictionary definition and meaning for word detain

(verb) deprive of freedom; take into confinement
Synonyms : confine

(verb) stop or halt
Synonyms : delay , stay
Example Sentence
  • Please stay the bloodshed!

(verb) cause to be slowed down or delayed
Synonyms : delay , hold up
Example Sentence
  • Traffic was delayed by the bad weather
  • she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for detain

the train
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remember 'detained'relating to exams. when detained, education is delayed.
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de(not)+train.. hold train not to depart..
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