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Overview of noun jail

The noun jail has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokey

(a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence))


Overview of verb jail

The verb jail has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand

(lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life")

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