jail

jail
jail1 also gaol BrE [dʒeıl] n [U and C]
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: jaiole, from Latin caveola, from cavea 'cage']
a place where criminals are kept as part of their punishment, or where people who have been charged with a crime are kept before they are judged in a law court
= ↑prison
He's been in jail for three months already.
They're going to jail for embezzlement and fraud.
The government would put him in jail if he stayed in the country.
Drunks were thrown in jail for a few days.
Griffiths spent three days in jail after pushing a policeman.
More than 30 of those arrested were released from jail for lack of evidence.
He's serving a 7-year jail sentence .
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
in jail
go to jail
put somebody in jail
send somebody to jail
be/get thrown in jail (=be put in jail)
spend time/3 months/6 years etc in jail
release somebody from jail
get out of jail
jail sentence (= punishment of time in jail)
jail term (=amount of time spent in jail)
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jail 2
jail2 also gaol BrE v [T]
to put someone in jail
jail sb for sth
Watson was jailed for tax evasion.
jail sb for two months/six years/life etc
They ought to jail her killer for life.

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