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English verb: immobilize

1. immobilize (possession) hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital


Synonymsimmobilise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)keep back, withhold

2. immobilize (contact) to hold fast or prevent from moving


SamplesThe child was pinned under the fallen tree.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to immobilize his opponent


Synonymsimmobilise, pin, trap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
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3. immobilize (competition) make defenseless


ExamplesThe fighter managed to immobilize his opponent


Synonymsimmobilise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

4. immobilize (change) convert (assets) into fixed capital


Synonymsimmobilise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)convert

5. immobilize (change) prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)


SamplesBlocked funds.
Freeze the assets of this hostile government.


Synonymsblock, freeze, immobilise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)keep back, withhold


Antonymsunfreeze, unblock, release, free

6. immobilize (change) cause to be unable to move


SamplesThe sudden storm immobilized the traffic.


Synonymsimmobilise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
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Something ----s somebody.
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Broader (hypernym)curb, curtail, cut back, restrict


Narrower (hyponym)paralyse, paralyze, stun, stupefy









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