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detain

US [dɪˈteɪn]
UK [dɪ'teɪn]
  • v.拘留;扣押;耽搁;留住
  • Web扣留;阻止;使延迟
Simple Present:detains  Present Participle:detaining  Past Tense:detained  
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v.
1.
~ sb
拘留;扣押to keep sb in an official place, such as a police station, a prison or a hospital, and prevent them from leaving
One man has been detained for questioning.
一个男人被拘留审问。
2.
~ sb
耽搁;留住;阻留to delay sb or prevent them from going somewhere
I'm sorry─he'll be late; he's been detained at a meeting.
对不起 — 他要晚点儿到,他因会议耽搁了。

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