jail

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdʒeɪl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dʒeɪl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling( jāl)


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jail

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the [state, county, local] jail
  2. [Orlando] county jail
  3. a [high, medium, maximum] -security jail
  4. a [crowded, filthy, packed] jail
  5. managed to break out of jail
  6. [several, a dozen] prisoners broke out of jail
  7. go down to the jail to [post, pay] bail
  8. sentenced to [five] years in jail
  9. was released from jail
  10. was taken [straight, directly] to jail
  11. was [attacked, bullied, killed] in jail
  12. has served time in jail
  13. his [actions, misdemeanors, attitude] landed him in jail
  14. sent to jail on a [robbery, minor] charge
  15. UK, informal: got [the team, his friend] out of jail
  16. go to jail or pay the fine
  17. a [riot, protest] in (the) jail
  18. the jail is on lockdown
  19. a get-out-of-jail-free card
v
  1. jail a [criminal, thief, murderer, terrorist, conman]
  2. jailed for [robbery, theft, fraud]
  3. jailed for [30 days]
  4. jailed for [refusing, attacking, causing]
  5. jailed on a [minor, lesser, major, serious] charge
  6. jailed on [charges, suspicion] of
  7. jailed by the [judge, officer, district judge]
  8. jailed in connection with the [robbery, murder, attack]
  9. jailed over the [robbery]
  10. jailed in [Britain, New York]
  11. jailed [abroad, overseas, in a foreign country]
  12. jailed [again, twice]
n as adj
  1. a [ten] -year jail [sentence, term]
  2. the jail [governor, staff]
  3. has spent [two] years' jail time
  4. got jail time for
  5. a [five-year] jail sentence
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