Definitions of "detain"
  1. The act of holding someone in a controlled setting or preventing them from leaving, like in a jail or police station
  2. The action of preventing someone or something from moving forward or progressing
How to use "detain" in a sentence
  1. The police had to detain the suspect until they could gather more evidence.
  2. The security personnel are authorized to detain any individual they deem a potential threat.
  3. Due to suspicious activities, the customs officers decided to detain the cargo for further inspection.

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