ADV. briefly He was kidnapped and briefly detained by a terrorist group.
VERB + DETAIN need not This issue need not detail us long.
PREP. for She was arrested and detained for distributing pro-democracy leaflets. | in connection with Over 60 people have been detained in connection with the coup attempt.
PHRASES be detained in custody/hospital Two people were detained in hospital following the crash. | detain sb without charge/trial He has been detained without trial for nearly two years now.