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English verb: immobilise

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


Synonymsimmobilize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)keep back, withhold

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


SamplesThe child was pinned under the fallen tree.


Synonymsimmobilize, pin, trap


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

3. immobilise (competition) make defenseless


Synonymsimmobilize


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


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

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


Synonymsimmobilize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)convert

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


SamplesBlocked funds.
Freeze the assets of this hostile government.


Synonymsblock, freeze, immobilize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)keep back, withhold


Antonymsunfreeze, unblock, release, free

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


SamplesThe sudden storm immobilized the traffic.


Synonymsimmobilize


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


Broader (hypernym)curb, curtail, cut back, restrict


Narrower (hyponym)paralyse, paralyze, stun, stupefy









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