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Verb: impound  im'pawnd
  1. Take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
    "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment";
    - attach, sequester, confiscate, seize, sequestrate
  2. Place or shut up in a pound
    "impound the cows so they don't stray";
    - pound

Derived forms: impounds, impounding, impounded

Type of: confine, constrain, hold, restrain, take

Encyclopedia: Impound