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Verb: immobilise  i'mow-bu,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: immobilize)
  1. Hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
    - immobilize
     
  2. To hold fast or prevent from moving
    "The child was immobilised under the fallen tree";
    - trap, pin, immobilize
     
  3. Make defenseless
    - immobilize
     
  4. Convert (assets) into fixed capital
    - immobilize
     
  5. Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
    "immobilise the assets of this hostile government";
    - freeze, block, immobilize
     
  6. Cause to be unable to move
    "The sudden storm immobilised the traffic";
    - immobilize

Derived forms: immobilised, immobilising, immobilises

Type of: beat, beat out, convert, crush, curb, curtail, cut back, keep back, restrict, shell, trounce, vanquish, withhold

Encyclopedia: Immobilise