- (transitive) To put in or as if in prison; confine somebody against their will.
- 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 87:
- [...] demand for the boots fell sharply after the Battle of Waterloo, and Brunel was imprisoned for debt in 1821.
- bang up
- gaol, jail
- lock up
- put away
- (Britain, colloquial) send to the Tower
- See also Thesaurus:imprison
put in prison