jail

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1 jail noun
also British gaol /ˈʤeɪl/
plural jails
1 jail
noun
also British gaol /ˈʤeɪl/
plural jails
Learner's definition of JAIL
: a place where people are kept when they have been arrested and are being punished for a crime
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jail, prison, and penitentiary In British English, there is no clear difference between jail and prison, and the word penitentiary is not now used.
2 jail /ˈʤeɪl/ verb
also British gaol
jails; jailed; jailing
2 jail
/ˈʤeɪl/
verb
also British gaol
jails; jailed; jailing
Learner's definition of JAIL
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: to put (a person) in jail usually used as (be) jailed
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