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IMMOBILIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does immobilize mean? 

IMMOBILIZE (verb)
  The verb IMMOBILIZE has 6 senses:

1. hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
2. to hold fast or prevent from moving
3. make defenseless
4. convert (assets) into fixed capital
5. prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
6. cause to be unable to move

  Familiarity information: IMMOBILIZE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMMOBILIZE (verb)


Sense 1immobilize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

immobilise; immobilize

Hypernyms (to "immobilize" is one way to...):

keep back; withhold (hold back; refuse to hand over or share)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2immobilize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To hold fast or prevent from moving

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pin; immobilise; immobilize; trap

Context example:

The child was pinned under the fallen tree

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to immobilize his opponent


Sense 3immobilize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make defenseless

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

immobilize; immobilise

Hypernyms (to "immobilize" is one way to...):

beat; beat out; crush; shell; trounce; vanquish (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to immobilize his opponent


Sense 4immobilize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Convert (assets) into fixed capital

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

immobilise; immobilize

Hypernyms (to "immobilize" is one way to...):

change over; convert (change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5immobilize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

immobilise; immobilize; freeze; block

Context examples:

Blocked funds / Freeze the assets of this hostile government

Hypernyms (to "immobilize" is one way to...):

keep back; withhold (hold back; refuse to hand over or share)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6immobilize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to be unable to move

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

immobilise; immobilize

Context example:

The sudden storm immobilized the traffic

Hypernyms (to "immobilize" is one way to...):

curb; curtail; cut back; restrict (place restrictions on)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "immobilize"):

paralyse; paralyze (cause to be paralyzed and immobile)

stun; stupefy (make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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