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jail  /del/  n. a building where criminals are kept as punishment, a prison: The thief was sent to jail.
v. [T] to put s.o. in a jail, to sentence s.o. to jail: The criminal was jailed by the police. See: penitentiary.

Thesaurus: jail n. a lockup, penitentiary. jail

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