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Pronunciation: /dʒʌg/

Translation of jug in Spanish:


  • 1 (large) jarra (feminine); (for milk, cream) jarrita (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Place the lavender flowers in a wide jug and pour the cream over them.
    • Beat the rest of the sugar, milk, eggs and vanilla in a jug and pour over the croissants.
    • Supposedly, this is a guy pouring water from a jug.
    Example sentences
    • From behind the fridge door, Allan peered out with his mouth leaving a soda jug.
    • Do not, under any circumstances, place the juice in a jug, stopper the jug with a cork, and allow it to sit in a cool, dry place for eighteen to twenty-one days.
    • Ellie enters the room carrying a kettle and a jug containing milk.
  • 2 (prison) [slang/argot] he's in (the) jug está a la sombra [colloquial/familiar], está en chirona (Spain/España) or (Mexico/México) en el tambo or (South America/América del Sur) en (la) cana [slang/argot]
    Example sentences
    • If I wasn't put in the jug, they wanted to kill me.
    • Crenshaw has spent long enough in the jug to know what he is talking about, but his crimes have always been those of stupidity rather than those of a hardened career criminal.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-gg-)

  • 2 (prosecute and imprison) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], procesar y poner* entre rejas [colloquial/familiar], procesar y encanar or (Spain/España) enchironar [colloquial/familiar], procesar y meter en el bote (Mexico/México) (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar]

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