confine(redirected from being confined)
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confineverb arrest, barricade, bind, bound, cage, circumscribe, coercere, cohibere, commit, commit to prison, constrain, contain, control, detain, enchain, enclose, enthrall, fence in, harness, hold, hold as a hostage, hold back, hold captive, hold in captivity, hold in check, hold in thrall, hold prisoner, immure, impound, imprison, incarcerate, institutionalize, intern, jail, keep in custody, keep under control, keep within bounds, limit, lock up, pen in, place in durance, place under protective custody, put into isolation, put under arrest, put under restraint, quarantine, recommit, remand, repress, restrain, restrict, restrict access, seclude, send to jail, shut in, subdue, subjugate, suppress, take into custody, take prisoner, trammel
Associated concepts: actual confinement, confine to an asyyum, confinement to a jail, false imprisonment, kidnapping, solitary confinement
See also: apprehend, arrest, bind, border, bound, boundary, capture, circumscribe, close, commit, conceal, condition, constrain, contain, control, debar, delimit, demarcate, detain, enclose, enclosure, envelop, fetter, hamper, immure, impede, imprison, isolate, jail, keep, limit, lock, mete, outline, periphery, purview, qualify, restrain, restrict, retrench, seclude, sequester, trammel