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Definition of jail verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    jail

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dʒeɪl//
     
    [usually passive] jail somebody (for something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jail
     
    he / she / it jails
     
    past simple jailed
     
    -ing form jailing
     
     
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  1. 1to put someone in prison synonym imprison
  2. 2 He was jailed for life for murder.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: jail

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