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Synonyms for jail
dʒeɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokey(verb)

    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)

    Synonyms:
    clink, pokey, poky, slammer, jailhouse, click, gaol

  2. imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    throw out, toss out, discard, put to sleep, immure, jug, tuck away, toss away, lock, cast away, remand, lock up, remit, shut up, send back, cast aside, put behind bars, fall back, dawdle, dispose, imprison, fall behind, put aside, shut away, cast out, chuck out, toss, throw away, gaol, fling, lock in, lock away, tuck in, lag, put away, incarcerate

Wiktionary

  1. jail(noun)

    Synonyms:
    slammer, imprison

  2. jail(noun)

    To imprison.

    Synonyms:
    slammer, imprison

  3. jail(noun)

    Confinement in a jail.

    Synonyms:
    slammer

  4. jail(noun)

    school

    I have to go to jail 5 days a week.

    Synonyms:
    slammer

  5. jail(noun)

    The condition created by the requirement that a horse claimed in a claiming race not be run at another track for some period of time (usually 30 days).

    Synonyms:
    slammer

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. jail(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [written also, but not commonly, Gaol.] prison, penitentiary, bridewell, workhouse, TOLLBOOTH, JUG, house of correction

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. jail(n)

    Synonyms:
    prison, lockup, calaboose, workhouse, limbo

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    prison, imprisonment, prisons, thejoint, gaol, slammer, brig, hole, penitentiary, pokey, lockup, incarceration

How to pronounce jail?

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How to say jail in sign language?

  1. jail

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How to use jail in a sentence?

  1. Joseph Hornick:

    I’m not taking the flag down, and if I do 90 days in jail, I’ll do 90 days in jail.

  2. Kym Worthy:

    It has been almost a decade since the Detroit kits were found and this treatise made my blood boil. I am more outraged, infuriated, and incensed than I was then, the next person that knowingly destroys a sexual assault kit needs to go to jail. I do not know how anyone that claims to be human can continue to ignore this issue in this country after reading this truth.

  3. Carrie Horstman:

    You’re possessing something that is stolen from a business, whether it’s as small as a milk crate, or a shopping cart, hewas charged with possessing stolen property. He may pay a fine or spend a few days in jail.

  4. President Bill Clinton on Wednesday:

    I mean, going from conservative Republicans to liberal Democrats and the people in between saying there's too many people in jail and we're not doing enough to rehabilitate the ones you could rehabilitate, we're wasting too much money locking people up who don't need to be there.

  5. Stephen Broadus:

    Another black kid gone, no big deal. Another black kid in jail, no big deal, we've become numb.


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