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〔 dIˋten 〕


〔 diˊtein 〕

Overview of verb detain

The verb detain has 3 senses

  • confine, detain -- (deprive of freedom; take into confinement)

  • stay, detain, delay -- (stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!")

  • delay, detain, hold up -- (cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform")