impound

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Verb[change]

Plain form
impound

Third-person singular
impounds

Past tense
impounded

Past participle
impounded

Present participle
impounding

  1. (transitive) If something is impounded, it is taken away and put in a pound.
    The car was impounded for seven days.
  2. (transitive) (law) If documents, vehicles, etc. is impounded, a court holds on to it.
    The court impounded a document to keep it safe.

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