impound impound  /ɪm ˈpaʊnd/


  1. (v) take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
  2. (v) place or shut up in a pound

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  1. Principal engineering problem is to impound and regulate waters in rivers, lakes, marshes.
  2. Recent Presidents have not hesitated to impound when it suited their purpose.
  3. In his budget message, the President did not specifically threaten to impound funds that Congress might appropriate for the programs that he wants to eliminate.


  1. Moped driver gets warning for exceeding 25 mph

    Moped drivers in Noblesville going faster than 25 miles per hour on 49cc mopeds are being warned to abide by the law or their mopeds could be impounded.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WTHR Indianapolis

  2. Bremerton to impound cars of suspended drivers

    Motorists driving on suspended licenses in Bremerton will soon face the prospect of having the vehicle impounded for 14 days. Bremerton Police Chief Steve Strachan said the newly approved ordinance will allow officers to continue “focused enforcement,” or what is sometimes called “swift and certain enforcement.”
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Central Kitsap Reporter

  3. Senate votes down tow rate limits

    The Oregon Senate on Tuesday blocked an effort to regulate the amount towing companies can charge for private property impound tows, also known as 'predatory towing.'
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Salem Statesman Journal


  1. "This was probably one of our best wins," said Busch in Victory Lane. "Its a tribute to what my team can do. You know, we've been struggling in qualifying at these impound races and this was a big adjustment for us."
    on Apr 24, 2005 By: Kurt Busch Source:

  2. "The OPP's Provincial Traffic Enforcement Program is obviously working," Fantino said. "That, and the new legislation (Section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act) that enables us to suspend the licence and impound the vehicle on the spot of...
    on Aug 5, 2008 By: Julian Fantino Source: Canada NewsWire (press release)

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