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    Could I use the verb "to impound" as in "I got my driver's license impounded for........"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Could I use the verb "to impound" as in "I got my driver's license impounded for........"?
    I wouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I wouldn't.
    What can be impounded then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    What can be impounded then?
    Quite a number of things can be impounded. We don't say that our driving licence was impounded. At least, not in BrE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Quite a number of things can be impounded. We don't say that our driving licence was impounded. At least, not in BrE.
    Would you be talking about big things?

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    The only thing I am aware of being impounded is automobiles. If you park in the wrong place, or collect too many unpaid violations, they can tow your car to the "pound." Then you have to pay your fines, plus extra impounding fees, in cash if you want your car back.

    A license might be revoked or suspended. If an officer of the law physically takes your driver's license, you might say it was confiscated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The only thing I am aware of being impounded is automobiles. If you park in the wrong place, or collect too many unpaid violations, they can tow your car to the "pound." Then you have to pay your fines, plus extra impounding fees, in cash if you want your car back.

    A license might be revoked or suspended. If an officer of the law physically takes your driver's license, you might say it was confiscated.
    If I were a cop,could I say "I'm going to need to impound your car."?

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    Sure.

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