Distrain: Word of the Day

Distrain, v.

To force or compel to satisfy an obligation by means of a distress.

He used a gun to distrain travelers of their goods.

Alternate usage:

“Erm, excuse me?  Which train do I take for Los Angeles?”


How will you use distrain in a sentence today?


2 responses to “Distrain: Word of the Day

  1. In the melodrama, the woman had been left tied to the rails by the villan, and I on distrain heard her calls of distrain asking me the engineer to quickly stop before I reached her.
    Distrain is bound for glory. Distrain!!!!!

    • P.S. I thought I had been trained to do these puzzles, but thinking this over perhaps I shall have to distrain myself.

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