Significado de “jail” - en el Diccionario Inglés

jail en inglés británico

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jailnoun [ C or U ]

UK old-fashioned gaol uk /dʒeɪl/ us /dʒeɪl/

B1 a place where criminals are kept to punish them for their crimes, or where people accused of crimes are kept while waiting for their trials:

the country's overcrowded jails
a 13-year jail sentence/term
The financier was released from jail last week.
They spent ten years in jail for fraud.
They don't throw anyone in jail for parking illegally, but they will tow your car and charge you a fine.

Más ejemplos

  • Arrangements were made to move the prisoners to another jail.
  • He faces three years in jail for selling narcotics.
  • He's stayed out of trouble since he was released from jail last year.
  • There has been a mass breakout from one of Germany's top security jails.
  • He has been languishing in jail for the past 20 years.

jailverb [ T often passive ]

UK old-fashioned gaol uk /dʒeɪl/ us /dʒeɪl/

to put someone in a jail:

He was jailed for three years.

Más ejemplos

  • He was jailed for four months for drink-driving.
  • Protestors were executed, jailed or otherwise persecuted.
  • He was jailed for 15 years for stabbing his wife to death.
  • California's "three strikes and you're out" bill means that from now on criminals found guilty of three crimes are jailed for life.
  • He was jailed for revealing secrets to the Russians.

(Definición de jail del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

jail en inglés americano

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jailnoun [ C/U ]

us /dʒeɪl/

a place where criminals are kept as a punishment for their crimes or while waiting for trial:

[ C ] County jails are already overcrowded.
[ U ] He was sentenced to six months in jail.
jail
verb [ T ] us /dʒeɪl/

He was jailed for three years.

(Definición de jail del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)