Impound meaning

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To confine in or as if in a pound.

Capture and impound stray dogs.

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To place (something) in legal custody until a dispute involving it is decided.

Impounding ballots in a disputed election.

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To set aside in a fund rather than spend as prescribed.

A governor who impounded monies designated for use by cities.

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To accumulate and store in a reservoir.

By damming the stream, the engineers impounded its waters for irrigation.

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A place where impounded property is stored, as a lot for keeping vehicles that have been towed by police order.
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The process or activity of impounding something.

The impound of the uninsured car.

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To shut up (an animal) in a pound.
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To take and hold (a document, funds, a vehicle, etc.) in legal custody.
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To gather and enclose (water) for irrigation, etc.
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To take personal property (such as an automobile) into police or judicial custody, pending further proceedings.
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To shut up or place in an enclosure called a pound.

His car got impounded after he'd parked illegally.

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(law) To hold in the custody of a court or its delegate.

To impound stray cattle; to impound a document for safe keeping.

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(law, banking) To collect and hold (funds) for payment of property taxes and insurance on property in which one has a security interest.
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A place in which things are impounded.
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A state of being impounded.
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That which has been impounded.
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(law, banking) Amounts collected from a debtor and held by one with a security interest in property for payment of property taxes and insurance.
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