Simple Definition of impound
: to use legal powers to get and hold (something)
Full Definition of impound
1 a : to shut up in or as if in a pound : confine b : to seize and hold in the custody of the law c : to take possession of <she was dismissed and her manuscript impounded — Jonathan Weiner>
2 : to collect and confine (water) in or as if in a reservoir
Examples of impound
The police impounded her car because it was illegally parked.
impound evidence for a trial
First Known Use of impound
Rhymes with impound
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IMPOUND Defined for Kids
Definition of impound
: to shut up in or as if in an enclosed place <impound cattle>
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