Part of speech: verb

To stop; withhold; keep back.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "detain":

  1. What right have you to detain me?" - "Betty Zane", Zane Grey.
  2. He rose, and the Coroner did not seek to detain him. - "The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow", Anna Katharine Green.
  3. Do not detain her. - "On the Church Steps", Sarah C. Hallowell.