imprison imprison  /ɪm ˈprɪ zən/


  1. (v) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
  2. (v) confine as if in a prison


  1. Few things imprison a mind quite like obsessive -compulsive disorder, but better treatments are breaking its hold.
  2. Mugabe's foot soldiers continue to harass, imprison and murder MDC activists.
  3. Instead, they turned on others in the dissident movement in a brutal three-year drive to imprison its leaders or confine them in police-run madhouses.


  1. Andrew Extein, MSW: Why Queers Should Care About Sex Offenders

    The same methods historically used by the government to imprison and pathologize homosexuality and gender variation are being used today to justify the extreme marginalization, lifetime institutionalization, and oppression of people who have violated sex laws.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  2. A port in the storm of addiction

    Few would dispute meth has had a major impact on our community. And while arresting and prosecuting meth-related crimes have kept the police and courts busy, many have begun to realize that we can't simply enforce or imprison our way out of the meth crisis.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Cadillac News

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