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impound

[im′pau̇nd]
(civil engineering)
To collect water for irrigation, flood control, or similar purpose.
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Ali explained that the municipality's inspectors only impound abandoned cars, dirty cars parked in unauthorised areas and cars that don't have licence plates.
The checkpoint operation involved 20 deputies, one sergeant, 15 volunteers and sheriff's Explorers and three trucks from Wolf's Towing, which took 11 cars to its impound lot in Canyon Country.
Under current law, for 30 days police can impound the vehicle of a motorist caught driving without a valid license.
California impounds 100,000 cars every year, Bloch said, but some jurisdictions don't take that tactic at all.
Cat impounds in Los Angeles have plummeted since 1997, a decline animal control officials say supports a controversial proposal to make pet sterilization mandatory.