Examples of jug in a Sentence
some no-good fellow who had spent most of his life in and out of the county jug
put a jug of milk on the table
Recent Examples of jug from the Web
Outlook: 125 Marina reports: Catfish good on cut bait using jug lines and trotlines; smallmouth and Kentucky bass excellent early on topwater baits off points, also on spinnerbaits 8 to 10 feet down while casting from slightly deeper water.
At a shopping center near the highway, residents lined up to fill plastic gallon jugs with fresh water spraying from a hole in a fire hose.
The empty water jug, like a fortress, teetered slightly on the shelf, reacting very differently than water.
Any container would do—whiskey or ale jugs, salt or turpentine vats.
In addition to the mysterious chests, marine archaeologists found pewter jugs, spoons, glass bottles, ornately carved knife handles, and shoes.
On a recent afternoon on one of those choked Puerto Rican roads, cars jammed with children and plastic jugs pulled over to gaze at the ingenuity of Jesus Sanchez, a wiry 74-year-old retiree.
Photos from the scene showed a milk jug on the kitchen floor with the cap off and little pieces of the plastic wand scattered around the living room.
Marrero Nieves proceeded to toss plastic jugs - empty containers that once held cranberry juice and canola oil - over to Sanchez, who clung to the muddy slope, slipping and sliding, but smiling.
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Origin and Etymology of jug
First Known Use: 1538See Words from the same year
Synonymsbastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jailhouse, joint [slang], jail, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]
Related Wordsbull pen, cage, cell, hole, tank; block, ward; glasshouse [British], guardhouse, hulk (s); concentration camp, gulag, labor camp, prison camp, stalag, work camp; dungeon, keep, oubliette; reformatory, reform school, training school
Examples of jug in a Sentence
the luckless crooks got jugged before they knew what hit them
First Known Use of jug
Synonymscommit, confine, immure, incarcerate, intern, jail, imprison, lock (up)
Antonymsdischarge, free, liberate, release
Related Wordsconstrain, limit, restrain, restrict, shut; bar, gate; apprehend, arrest, bust [slang], capture, catch, detain, nab, pick up, pinch, seize; impress, shanghai; hold, impound, keep; bind, enchain, fetter, handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel
Near Antonymsemancipate, enfranchise, manumit, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter
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