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im·pound

 (ĭm-pound′)
tr.v. im·pound·ed, im·pound·ing, im·pounds
1. To confine in or as if in a pound: capture and impound stray dogs.
2. To place (something) in legal custody until a dispute involving it is decided: impounding ballots in a disputed election.
3. To set aside in a fund rather than spend as prescribed: a governor who impounded monies designated for use by cities.
4. To accumulate and store in a reservoir: By damming the stream, the engineers impounded its waters for irrigation.
n. (ĭm′pound′)
1. A place where impounded property is stored, as a lot for keeping vehicles that have been towed by police order.
2. The process or activity of impounding something: the impound of the uninsured car.

im·pound′er n.

impound

(ɪmˈpaʊnd)
vb (tr)
1. to confine (stray animals, illegally parked cars, etc) in a pound
2. (Law)
a. to seize (chattels, etc) by legal right
b. to take possession of (a document, evidence, etc) and hold in legal custody
3. (Physical Geography) to collect (water) in a reservoir or dam, as for irrigation
4. to seize or appropriate
imˈpoundable adj
imˈpoundage, imˈpoundment n
imˈpounder n

im•pound

(ɪmˈpaʊnd)

v.t.
1. to shut up in or as if in a pound; confine.
2. to seize and retain in custody of the law.
[1545–55]
im•pound′a•ble, adj.
im•pound′er, n.

impound


Past participle: impounded
Gerund: impounding

Imperative
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Present
I impound
you impound
he/she/it impounds
we impound
you impound
they impound
Preterite
I impounded
you impounded
he/she/it impounded
we impounded
you impounded
they impounded
Present Continuous
I am impounding
you are impounding
he/she/it is impounding
we are impounding
you are impounding
they are impounding
Present Perfect
I have impounded
you have impounded
he/she/it has impounded
we have impounded
you have impounded
they have impounded
Past Continuous
I was impounding
you were impounding
he/she/it was impounding
we were impounding
you were impounding
they were impounding
Past Perfect
I had impounded
you had impounded
he/she/it had impounded
we had impounded
you had impounded
they had impounded
Future
I will impound
you will impound
he/she/it will impound
we will impound
you will impound
they will impound
Future Perfect
I will have impounded
you will have impounded
he/she/it will have impounded
we will have impounded
you will have impounded
they will have impounded
Future Continuous
I will be impounding
you will be impounding
he/she/it will be impounding
we will be impounding
you will be impounding
they will be impounding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been impounding
you have been impounding
he/she/it has been impounding
we have been impounding
you have been impounding
they have been impounding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been impounding
you will have been impounding
he/she/it will have been impounding
we will have been impounding
you will have been impounding
they will have been impounding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been impounding
you had been impounding
he/she/it had been impounding
we had been impounding
you had been impounding
they had been impounding
Conditional
I would impound
you would impound
he/she/it would impound
we would impound
you would impound
they would impound
Past Conditional
I would have impounded
you would have impounded
he/she/it would have impounded
we would have impounded
you would have impounded
they would have impounded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.impound - take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authorityimpound - take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
condemn - appropriate (property) for public use; "the county condemned the land to build a highway"
sequester - requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was sequestered"
garnish, garnishee - take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support; "His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt"
distrain - confiscate by distress
2.impound - place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray"
restrain, confine, hold - to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
pound up, pound - shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded"

impound

verb confiscate, appropriate, seize, commandeer, sequester, expropriate, sequestrate The police arrested him and impounded the cocaine.
Translations
takavarikoida

impound

[ɪmˈpaʊnd] VT [+ vehicle] → retener, retirar de la vía pública; [+ goods] → confiscar, incautar; [+ dog] → llevar a la perrera municipal (Jur) [+ evidence] → recoger

impound

[ɪmˈpaʊnd] vtconfisquer, saisir

impound

vt
(= seize) goods, assets, contrabandbeschlagnahmen
cattleeinsperren; carabschleppen (lassen)

impound

[ɪmˈpaʊnd] vt (gen) → sequestrare, confiscare; (stray animal) → rinchiudere
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