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    #1

    the meaning of `soon`

    detain : to stop someone from leaving as soon as they expected

    he was detained in Washington on urgent business

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    What's the meaning of soon?



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    Re: the meaning of `soon`

    Try looking up the word at www.onelook.com. If you are still not sure, come back here and ask us about the definitions that cause you problems.
    Last edited by Piscean; 11-May-2016 at 06:25. Reason: typo

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    Re: the meaning of `soon`

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Try looking up thhe word at www.onelook.com. If you are still not sure, come back here and ask us about the definitions that cause you problems.
    I think `soon` means “quickly“
    Is it correct?

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    Re: the meaning of `soon`

    Quote Originally Posted by GoldfishLord View Post
    detain : to stop someone from leaving as soon as they expected
    Where did you find this definition? Please quote the source.

    Here's a hint: try looking up the definition of "as soon as".
    Last edited by kilroy65; 10-May-2016 at 08:05. Reason: Adding more to the post

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    Re: the meaning of `soon`

    And try to start and end sentences properly. Capital letters, full stops, etc. We like proper writing here - at least, as good as you can do it.

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    Re: the meaning of `soon`

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English
    and I don't know about the meaning

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    Re: the meaning of `soon`

    Yes, that is one definition given here (God knows why, but it's Longmans again):
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/detain

    By "to stop someone from leaving as soon as they expected [= delay]", they mean that to detain someone can mean to stop them leaving at the time that they had expected to leave. "As soon as" is not used typically here. It simply means 'when' here.

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