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jail

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of jail

  1. a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody <sentenced to three years in jail for his crime> Synonyms bastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish] Related Words bull 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 Near Antonyms outside


jail

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of jail

  1. to put in or as if in prison <threatened to jail the punks if they so much as jaywalked> Synonyms commit, confine, immure, incarcerate, intern, imprison, jug, lock (up)Related Words constrain, 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, trammelNear Antonyms emancipate, enfranchise, manumit, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetterAntonyms discharge, free, liberate, release


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