A Word A Day : impound
Tuesday, 10th June 2008 : Today's Word is ...
1. to shut up in a pound or other enclosure, as a stray animal
2. to confine within an enclosure or within limits : water impounded in a reservoir
3. to seize and retain in custody of the law, as a document for evidence
4. money, property, etc., that has been impounded : a sale of impounds by the police department
Related Forms :
impoundable : adjective
impounder : noun
impoundment : noun
The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment.
By damming the stream, the engineers impounded its waters for irrigation.
a governor who impounded monies designated for use by cities
impounding disputed electoral ballots
capture and impound stray dogs
a sale of impounds by the police department
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