HyperDic: put_behind_bars

English > 1 sense of the expression put behind bars:
VERBsocialput behind bars, imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remandlock up or confine, in or as in a jail
English > put behind bars: 1 sense > verb 1, social
Meaninglock up or confine, in or as in a jail.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to put behind bars the prisoners
Synonymsimprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderconfine, detaindeprive of freedom
Spanishapresar, aprisionar, encarcelar
Catalanempresonar, encarcerar, engarjolar

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