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jail

jail

 
 
pronunciation:
jeIl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a building in which a government keeps people who are waiting for a trial or who have been found guilty of breaking the law.
 
synonyms:
prison
similar words:
can, jug, penitentiary
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: jailed, jailing, jails
definition: to place in a jail.
The judge jailed the man for thirty days.
synonyms:
imprison
antonyms:
free, release
similar words:
confine, lock up
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