imprison

Legal Terminology 
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imprison(
ihm
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prih
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zuhn
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (legal)
a. encarcelar
We imprisoned the trespassers we found on the military base.Encarcelamos a los intrusos que encontramos en la base militar.
b. meter en la cárcel
The dictator decided to imprison any and all dissenters.El dictador decidió meter en la cárcel a cualquier disidente.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to restrict)
a. aprisionar
He was imprisoned by his strict upbringing and his own inhibitions.Su educación estricta y sus propias inhibiciones lo aprisionaban.
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imprison
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. encarcelar
imprison [ɪmˈprɪzn]
transitive verb
[+criminal] (put in jail) encarcelar; meter en la cárcel
he was imprisoned for debt/for ten years lo encarcelaron or lo metieron en la cárcel por deudas/durante diez años
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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