1. [ verb ] place or shut up in a pound
Synonyms: pound

"pound the cows so they don't stray"

Related terms: restrain pound pound
2. [ verb ] take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
Synonyms: seize confiscate sequester attach

"The FBI seized the drugs" "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment" "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"

Related terms: take garnishee distrain sequester attachment seizure impoundment
Similar spelling:   impounding