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synonyms for impound

  • imprison
  • seize
  • cage
  • enclose
  • hold
  • keep
  • pen
  • take
  • coop up
  • fence in
  • shut in
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antonyms for impound

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  • free
  • let go
  • release
  • abandon
  • give
  • stop
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How to use impound in a sentence

They were first opened to admit the ship, and then closed to impound the water that flows up through the bottom of the lock.
THE PANAMA CANALFREDERIC JENNINGS HASKIN
These cows he used to impound, and had great trouble in the matter.
THE CHRONICLE OF JOCELIN OF BRAKELOND: A PICTURE OF MONASTIC LIFE IN THE DAYS OF ABBOT SAMSONJOCELIN DE BRAKELOND
In this case the game is the caribou or reindeer, but no rope fence would serve to impound these.
THE HUNTERS' FEASTMAYNE REID
It can be shown that the area of the reservoir necessary to impound water enough to produce 100 horse-power would be 40 acres.
THE STORY OF THE HEAVENSROBERT STAWELL BALL
Before such a dredge is launched, a dam is built across the gulch to impound sufficient water.
THE A B C OF MININGCHARLES A. BRAMBLE
Here a marshland along the Mouse River has been purchased and a large dam constructed to impound a lake 26 m. long.
NORTH DAKOTAVARIOUS
And when next ye seek to impound me, come in force, sir–come in force!
WITH ETHAN ALLEN AT TICONDEROGAW. BERT FOSTER
I resolved to impound the waters of my spring in the ravine and keep fish at last—without salt—to my heart's content.
THE AMATEUR GARDENGEORGE W. CABLE
It is now under construction, and when completed will impound an area of 1,115 acres.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 595, MAY 28, 1887VARIOUS
At a paltry price of labour I could impound twenty million gallons of water.
THE JACKET (THE STAR-ROVER)JACK LONDON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO IMPOUND

  • close in
  • confine
  • coop up
  • enclose
  • envelop
  • fence in
  • hem
  • immure
  • impound
  • imprison
  • incarcerate
  • jail
  • lock up
  • mew
  • pen
  • restrain
  • shut in
  • shut up
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.