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distrain

verb

1 distrain

Levy a distress on.

Roget 789: take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket; receive; accept.    reap, crop, cull, ... show more

Roget 812: bear a price, set a price, fix a price; appraise, assess, doom [U.S.], price, charge, demand, ask, require, exact, run up; ... show more

Roget 969: go to law, appeal to the law; bring to justice, bring to trial, bring to the bar; put on trial, pull up; accuse etc. 938; prefer a claim, file a claim etc. n.; ... show more



2 distrain

Confiscate by distress.

3 distrain

Legally take something in place of a debt payment.


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