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

2 senses of impound

Sense 1
impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seize -- (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")

Sense 2
impound, pound -- (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")

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