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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·pound /ɪmˈpaʊnd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pound v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Impounding.] To shut up or place in an inclosure called a pound; hence, to hold in the custody of some authority such as police or a court; as, to impound stray cattle; to impound an illegally parked car; to impound a document for safe keeping.
 But taken and impounded as a stray,
 The king of Scots.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: take temporary possession of as a security, by legal
           authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs
           agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police
           confiscated the stolen artwork" [syn: attach, sequester,
            confiscate, seize]
      2: place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't
         stray" [syn: pound]