incautar
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (legal)
a. to confiscate
La policía incautó 500 kilos de heroína durante una redada.The police confiscated 500 kilos of heroin during a raid.
b. to seize
El jefe de policía ordenó incautar las armas encontradas en el almacén.The marshal ordered to seize the weapons found in the warehouse.
incautarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (legal; used with "de")
a. to seize
La forma en la que se incautaron de sus bienes es ilegal.The way they seized his property is illegal.
b. to confiscate
Los agentes se incautaron de explosivos durante el registro.The agents confiscated some explosives during the search.
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incautarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (law)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
incautarse deto seize, to confiscate
2. (apoderarse)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
incautarse deto grab
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incautar
transitive verb
to seize; confiscate
En lugar de decir "la policía se incautó de un arsenal de armas" o "se incautó de quinientos kilogramos de cocaína", se dice "la policía [incautó] un arsenal...
pronominal verb
incautarse
incautarse de (Jur) to seize; confiscate; (intervenir) to take possession of
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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