CET6 TEM4 IELTS GRE 考 研
1. de- "down" + -tain.
2. => hold sb/sth down, keep sb/sth down.
5. 或者：de- "off, away" + -tain.
6. => hold off, keep off, keep away, keep back(留在原地).
de-, 向下，强调。-tain, 抓，握，词源同contain, tenure. 即扣下，扣押。
- detain (v.)
- early 15c., deteynen, from Old French detenir "to hold off, keep back" (12c.), from Latin detinere "hold off, keep back," from de- "from, away" (see de-) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Modern spelling is 17c., from influence of contain, retain, etc. Related: Detained; detaining.
- 1. He caught her arm in a subconscious attempt to detain her.
- 2. Thank you. We won't detain you any further.
- 3. It is against the law to detain you against your will for any length of time.
- 4. He was instructed to inspect the cargo on the ship and detain such cargo if necessary.
- 5. The act allows police to detain a suspect for up to 48 hours.
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