Spanish English Dictionary

español - English

detener

in English:

1. halt


There was a halt in the trial after which the verdict was announced. Australian forces intervene to halt fighting in East Timor.
a temporary or permanent stop in a process. The government has called a halt to all new building in the area
bring to a halt
there is always a halt there of at least a minute
to halt the rising crime rate

regular verbs

2. detain


A ​suspect is being detained by the ​police for ​further questioning.
I won’t detain you any longer
When police keep a suspect at the station for questioning, this is an example of a situation where the police detain the suspect.
When you detain someone, you hold them back, slow them down, or stop them from moving on. If you are detained by the police, you may be late for the big football game

Ley y Delitos - Law and Crime
Law and Crime - Ley y Delitos
crime and punishment