Jail

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Definition

a jail: a prison (for criminals)
noun
to go to jail to be arrested and locked up
a jail sentence a period of time spent in jail

to jail (somebody): to put (someone) in prison, to lock (someone) up
verb

Examples

  • "The retail magnate was detained and jailed early yesterday morning after park ranger Ernest Marshall discovered a shotgun shell lodged in the hindquarters of a bear cub near Warbuckle's ranch."
  • "Security detained Horatio in the airport jail until I found the snake's passport."
  • "Horatio was jailed in the meat freezer for refusing."
  • "Police : Sir, you will spend the night in jail and then you'll have your day in court!"
  • "In the past 12 months have you been in jail for more than 72 hours?"

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