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detention /di'tenʃn/Thesaurus Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự giam cầm, sự cầm tù; tình trạng bị giam cầm, tình trạng bị cầm tù
- a house of detention: nhà tù, nhà giam
- detention barracks: (quân sự) trại gian
- sự phạt không cho ra ngoài; sự bắt ở lại trường sau khi tan học
- sự cầm giữ (tài sản, đồ vật...)
Advanced English Dictionary
custody, confinement, imprisonment, captivity, internment, incarceration, restraint, Archaic or literary durance:
The culprit was kept in detention for a week.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 [U] the state of being kept in a place, especially a prison, and prevented from leaving: a sentence of 12 months' detention in a young offender institution + police powers of arrest and detention + allegations of torture and detention without trial + a detention camp
2 [U, C] the punishment of being kept at school for a time after other students have gone home: They can't give me (a) detention for this.
See also - DETAIN
Opponents of the regime had been subject to arbitrary detention, torture and execution.
| pre-trial | indefinite
If found guilty of smuggling drugs, she could face indefinite detention.
VERB + DETENTION
be in, remain in
147 of the illegal immigrants remain in detention.
| hold sb in, place sb in, sentence sb to
He was held in detention from 1991 to 2001. They were sentenced to 12 months' detention in a young offender institution.
| be subject to, face | release sb from
DETENTION + NOUN
She spent 18 years in detention.
| under ~
He made the confession while under detention.
a period/term of detention
The judge will fix the period of detention.
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