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jail

noun

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a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody
  • sentenced to three years in jail for his crime

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jail

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of jail (Entry 2 of 2)

to put in or as if in prison
  • threatened to jail the punks if they so much as jaywalked

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The first known use of jail was in the 13th century

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“Jail.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/jail. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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