hold sb prisoner
This page is about the collocation hold sb prisoner
collocation pattern: verb + noun
to force somebody to stay somewhere
- How many of our soldiers were captured and held prisoner during the war?
- The government's holding hundreds of refugees prisoner while deciding what to do with them.
Related collocations include "hold somebody hostage" and "hold somebody captive"
If you're holding someone prisoner, you're
Contributor: Matt Errey