Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb immobilise

6 senses of immobilise

Sense 1
immobilize, immobilise -- (hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital)
       => withhold, keep back -- (hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room")

Sense 2
trap, pin, immobilize, immobilise -- (to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree")

Sense 3
immobilize, immobilise -- (make defenseless)
       => beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game")

Sense 4
immobilize, immobilise -- (convert (assets) into fixed capital)
       => convert -- (change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change; "The substance converts to an acid")

Sense 5
freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise -- (prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government")
       => withhold, keep back -- (hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room")

Sense 6
immobilize, immobilise -- (cause to be unable to move; "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic")
       => restrict, curtail, curb, cut back -- (place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school")

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