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dētineō tinuī, tentus, ēre

de + teneo, to hold off, keep back, detain, check : a quo incepto me ambitio detinuerat, S.: me detinuit morbus, T.: civium numerum tam bonis rebus: contionibus detinenda plebs, L.: me his oris, V.: nisi quid te detinet, if you have time , H.: me Gratā compede Myrtale, H.: novissimos proelio, Cs.: amor me Martis in armis detinet, V.: in eā legatione detentus, Ta.—Fig., to hinder, prevent, delay : Galliae victoriam, Cs.: se nonum ad diem, to prolong his life , Ta.—Of time, to lengthen, fill : tempus, O.: euntem sermone diem, O.To keep, occupy, engage, busy : in alienis negotiis detineri: Nos Pallas detinet, O.

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