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Spanish translation of “prison”


noun /ˈprizn/
a building in which criminals are kept; jail
prisión, cárcel
He was sent to prison He is in prison.
prisoner noun anyone who has been captured and is held against his will as a criminal, in a war etc
preso, recluso; prisionero
The prisoners escaped from jail.
prisoner of war noun (plural prisoners of war) a member of the armed forces captured in a war.
prisionero de guerra
take/keep/hold prisoner to (capture and) confine (a person) against his will
hacer prisionero
Many soldiers were killed and the rest taken prisoner She was kept prisoner in a locked room.
(Definition of prison from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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