- v. 扣押；扣押财物
levy a distress on
confiscate by distress
legally take something in place of a debt payment
- They distrained upon his goods for rent.
All such as ought to be Knights and are not, shall be distrained to undertake the weapons of Knighthood.出自： N. Bacon
When Squire Peremptory distrained his tenant for rent.出自： A. Tucker