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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 of jail 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] Words Related to jail 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 of jail 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 of jail commit, confine, immure, incarcerate, intern, imprison, jug, lock (up)Words Related to jail 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 of jail emancipate, enfranchise, manumit, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetterAntonyms of jail discharge, free, liberate, release



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