- [verb] deprive of freedom; take into confinement
- [verb] stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!"
Synonyms: stay, delay
- [verb] cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
Synonyms: delay, hold up
imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand
- bind over
cage, cage in
- keep in
- buy time