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Title: WHATS A WORD FOR THIS SITUATION??
Post by: sammybarker on November 26, 2017, 01:13:04 AM
Ok, lets say, for example, you were at a birthday party and the host put her dog in the bedroom for the duration of the party. You could say she “banished” the dog to the bedroom, or she “exiled” the dog to the bedroom. However these two words aren’t the words I am looking for. The word I am thinking of is a verb. I just can’t seem to figure it out!

Thanks!
Title: Re: WHATS A WORD FOR THIS SITUATION??
Post by: Aldebaran on November 27, 2017, 03:39:33 AM
Ok, lets say, for example, you were at a birthday party and the host put her dog in the bedroom for the duration of the party. You could say she “banished” the dog to the bedroom, or she “exiled” the dog to the bedroom. However these two words aren’t the words I am looking for. The word I am thinking of is a verb. I just can’t seem to figure it out!

Thanks!

I can see you're looking for something fancier than "she placed the dog in the bedroom" or "she sent the dog to the bedroom", I'm not sure about "she retired the dog to the bedroom" and "she expelled the dog to the bedroom"... but how about "she deported the dog to the bedroom"? I think it fits, and if not it, then the two other, perhaps?
Title: Re: WHATS A WORD FOR THIS SITUATION??
Post by: Daniel on November 27, 2017, 04:18:21 AM
Generally: confined.

But "banished" has a nice literary sense to it if you want something more expressive.