Im·pris·on v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imprisoned p. pr. & vb. n. Imprisoning.]
1. To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody; to confine.
He imprisoned was in chains remediless. --Spenser.
2. To limit, restrain, or confine in any way.
Try to imprison the resistless wind. --Dryden.
Syn: -- To incarcerate; confine; immure.
v 1: lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were
imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was
incarcerated for the rest of his life" [syn: incarcerate,
lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol,
put away, remand]
2: confine as if in a prison; "His daughters are virtually
imprisoned in their own house; he does not let them go out
without a chaperone"