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imprison

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimprisonim‧pris‧on /ɪmˈprɪzən/ ●○○ verb [transitive]  1 PRISONto put someone in prison or to keep them somewhere and prevent them from leaving The government imprisoned all opposition leaders. She was imprisoned within his strong arms.2 LIMITif a situation or feeling imprisons people, it restricts what they can do Many elderly people feel imprisoned in their own homes.→ See Verb table
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imprisonTo his head they fixed a cage in which a rat had been imprisoned.Freire was arrested and, for a time, imprisoned.If he attempts to avoid paying, he may be fined or imprisoned.In September of that year 55,457 people or 97.4 per 100,000 of the population were imprisoned.Thousands of civilians were arrested, imprisoned and killedAn abandoned circus wagon with peeling paint is in the background, in it a hopeless dark woman imprisoned behind bars.She had been imprisoned by Mary on charges of treason.The talks are expected to move slowly because the Tupac Amaru rebels insist that the government release more than 300 imprisoned comrades.If convicted, she will be imprisoned for at least six years.The priest had been imprisoned for preaching the gospel.Two of the boys have been imprisoned for theft.He had been imprisoned for want of bail.
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Verb table
imprison
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyimprison
he, she, itimprisons
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyimprisoned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave imprisoned
he, she, ithas imprisoned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad imprisoned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill imprison
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have imprisoned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam imprisoning
he, she, itis imprisoning
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you, we, theyare imprisoning
Past
I, he, she, itwas imprisoning
you, we, theywere imprisoning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been imprisoning
he, she, ithas been imprisoning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been imprisoning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be imprisoning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been imprisoning
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