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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to seize)
a. incautar
Yesterday, a police detective impounded several stolen goods at a pawn shop.Ayer, un detective de la policía incautó varios productos robados en una casa de empeños.
b. retener
The police impounded your car because you parked in a no-parking zone.La policía retuvo tu coche porque estacionaste en una zona prohibida.
c. confiscar
The IRS impounded my car because I owed thousands in back taxes.El IRS me confiscó el auto porque debía miles en impuestos atrasados.
2. (to confine)
a. llevar a la perrera municipal
The dog catcher caught two stray dogs and impounded them today.Hoy el perrero atrapó dos perros callejeros y los llevó a la perrera municipal.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (law)
a. embargar
2. (car)
a. trasladar al depósito municipal por infracción
his car has been impoundedse le ha llevado el coche la grúa
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impound [ɪmˈpaʊnd]
transitive verb
[+vehicle] retener; retirar de la vía pública; [+goods] confiscar; incautar
Thousands of cases of wine from France, Spain and Italy imported into the USA were impounded by customs officials because of fears that they contained traces of an illegal pesticide
[+dog] llevar a la perrera municipal; (Jur) [+evidence] recoger;
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