noun, verb (used with object), British.
a prison, especially one for the detention of persons awaiting trial or convicted of minor offenses.
verb (used with object)
to take into or hold in lawful custody; imprison.
noun, verb
(Brit) a variant spelling of jail
a place for the confinement of persons convicted and sentenced to imprisonment or of persons awaiting trial to whom bail is not granted
(informal) get out of jail, get out of jail free, to get out of a difficult situation
(transitive) to confine in prison


To live tolerably in jail; survive imprisonment: Roy taught me how to jail (1980s+)


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