imprison-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: confine in or as if in a prison

Wendee imprisoned the guards so they could not follow her escape.
The dissenters were imprisoned for their violet reaction to the bill.
When Cronus came to power he imprisoned the Cyclopes in Tartarus.
The government imprisoned the entire council of the Medical Association.

VerbNet: pocket-9.10
FrameNet: Imprisonment
PropBank: imprison.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2