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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

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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Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say jail in sign language?

  1. jail

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