Definitions For Detain


  • Cause to be slowed down or delayed
  • Stop or halt
  • Deprive of freedom; take into confinement
  • To officially prevent (someone) from leaving a place : to hold or keep (someone) in a prison or some other place
  • To keep or prevent (someone) from leaving or arriving at the expected time

Is Detain a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Detain is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 8 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Detain in a Sentence

  • They were detained by the police for questioning.
  • He claimed he had been illegally detained.
  • Unexpected business had detained her.

Synonyms for Detain

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