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Definition of Detain


  1. To keep back or from; to withhold.
  2. To restrain from proceeding; to stay or stop; to delay; as, we were detained by an accident.
  3. To hold or keep in custody.
  4. Detention.
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Detain Translations

detain in Danish is opholde
detain in Dutch is reserveren, ophouden, detineren
detain in German is abhalten
detain in Italian is impedire
detain in Latin is retineo, detineo, prehendo
detain in Norwegian is oppholde, holde tilbake
detain in Portuguese is detenha
detain in Spanish is impedir