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1 Translation result for to detain in Spanish

verb

detain verb

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detained, has detained, is detaining, detains
detener; entretener, demorar, retrasar

Example sentences of
detain verb

  • They were detained by the police for questioning.
  • He claimed he had been illegally detained.
  • Unexpected business had detained her.

Detailed synonyms for detain verb

See: Delay, Keep

Reverse translation for to detain

detener  - to arrest, to detain, to stop, to halt, to keep, to hold back 
entretener  - to entertain, to amuse, to distract, to delay, to hold up 
demorar  - to delay, to linger, to delay, to take, to last 
retrasar  - to delay, to hold up, to put off, to postpone 
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