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prison Saltos de línea: prison
Pronunciación: /ˈprɪz(ə)n/

Definición de prison en inglés:

sustantivo

A building in which people are legally held as a punishment for a crime they have committed or while awaiting trial: he died in prison both men were sent to prison
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The significance of this duty to those detained in prison, not least where prisons are crowded and prisoners often dangerous, is obvious.
  • I was told that Mr Young is in prison in the USA awaiting trial on charges of fraud.
  • People who have been in prison and who visit prisons will be with us.
Sinónimos
jail, penal institution, place of detention, lock-up, place of confinement, guardhouse, detention centre;
North American penitentiary, correctional facility, jailhouse, boot camp, stockade, house of correction
informalthe clink, the slammer, inside, stir, the jug, the big house, the brig, the glasshouse
British informalthe nick
North American informalthe can, the pen, the cooler, the joint, the pokey, the slam, the skookum house, the calaboose, the hoosegow
British informal, , datedthe chokey, bird, quod
historicalpound, roundhouse
Scottish historicaltollbooth
French, historicalbastille
North American historicalreformatory

verbo (prisons, prisoning, prisoned)

[with object] literary Volver al principio  
Imprison: the young man was prisoned behind the doors
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The soft gaze of his eyes vanished as they adjusted to the metal grates prisoning and protecting his eyeholes.

Origen

Late Old English, from Old French prisun, from Latin prensio(n-), variant of prehensio(n-) 'laying hold of', from the verb prehendere.

Más
  • This comes via Old French from Latin prehendere ‘to seize’. Prehendere is a rich source of English words, being found, amongst many, in apprehend (late 16th century), comprehend (late 16th century); prehensile (late 18th century); and reprehensible (Late Middle English). A shortening of prehendere lies behind praedari ‘plunder’ and praeda ‘booty’, which lie behind depredation (Late Middle English); predatory [L16]; and prey (Middle English).

Palabras que riman con prison

arisen, grison, imprison, mizzen, risen, uprisen

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