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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

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the train

remember 'detained'relating to exams. when detained, education is delayed.

de(not)+train.. hold train not to depart..

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