confisquer un portable


How would you say in English "confisquer un objet" in the context of school / bringing up a child. For example, "my mum often punishes me by seizing (???) my mobile phone" or "the teacher confiscated (???) his mobile phone because it rang during the lesson"
Thanks for your help!
  • moustic

    Senior Member
    British English
    "Confiscate" is fine for a school situation.
    At home, I'd say : "my mum often punishes me by taking my mobile phone away."
    As for "seize" - this would be used in something like a police report for "seizing drugs".
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