verb (used with object)
Related formsim·pound·a·ble, adjectiveim·pound·er, nounun·im·pound·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for impound
“We searched all the impound lots in the city, and there they were,” Alvarado said.
“It is an outrage that DEA is using finite taxpayer dollars to impound legal industrial hemp seeds,” he said.
It forbids the government to impound weapons in the wake of a national emergency.
No. 5; by either of which I was fully authorized to seize and impound all trespassers—a limit and license that included dragons.The Bushman|Edward Wilson Landor
It is now under construction, and when completed will impound an area of 1,115 acres.
At a paltry price of labour I could impound twenty million gallons of water.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London
Steal it or impound it or take it away legally, you've got to know how it runs.The Fourth R|George Oliver Smith
We impound water without knowing the effects of that impoundment on its quality.The Nation's River|United States Department of the Interior
British Dictionary definitions for impound
- to seize (chattels, etc) by legal right
- to take possession of (a document, evidence, etc) and hold in legal custody