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      verb (transitive)
      to cut sth (up) / to cut sth (up) into pieces (or sections) / to divide sth into pieces (or sections)
      to dismember (un cadàver)

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        Linda Oxnard added a comment -

        While adding this entry into the dictionary, I thought of the verb 'to section' in British English meaning:

        (from OALD) (BrE) to officially order a mentally ill person to go and receive treatment in a psychiatric hospital, using a law that can force them to stay there until they are successfully treated

        I'd never thought about this meaning of 'section' being British English before. I guess in American English you would just say 'to commit sb (to a psychiatric hospital)' or 'to have sb committed' (both possible in British English too, of course).

        What would we say in Catalan?

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        Linda Oxnard added a comment - While adding this entry into the dictionary, I thought of the verb 'to section' in British English meaning: (from OALD) (BrE) to officially order a mentally ill person to go and receive treatment in a psychiatric hospital, using a law that can force them to stay there until they are successfully treated I'd never thought about this meaning of 'section' being British English before. I guess in American English you would just say 'to commit sb (to a psychiatric hospital)' or 'to have sb committed' (both possible in British English too, of course). What would we say in Catalan?
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        Gill Martin added a comment -

        tancar? detenir?

        One of the GDLC entries for tancar is

        5 1 tr Posar dins un lloc tancat, privar de sortir d'un lloc, algú o alguna cosa. Tancar el bestiar a l'estable, al corral. Tancar un boig al manicomi. Tancar algú a la presó.

        To "section" someone means to detain them under the Mental Health Act, for their own safety or for the safety of others.

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        Gill Martin added a comment - tancar? detenir? One of the GDLC entries for tancar is 5 1 tr Posar dins un lloc tancat, privar de sortir d'un lloc, algú o alguna cosa. Tancar el bestiar a l'estable, al corral. Tancar un boig al manicomi. Tancar algú a la presó. To "section" someone means to detain them under the Mental Health Act, for their own safety or for the safety of others.

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