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jails

noun
plural of jail

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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jails

verb
present tense third-person singular of jail

Synonyms & Antonyms of jails (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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“Jails.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/jails. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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