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English noun: jug

1. jug (artifact) a large bottle with a narrow mouth

Broader (hypernym)bottle

Narrower (hyponym)bellarmine, greybeard, long-beard, longbeard, water jug, whiskey jug

2. jug (quantity) the quantity contained in a jug


Broader (hypernym)containerful

English verb: jug

1. jug (social) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

SamplesThe suspects were imprisoned without trial.
The murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life.

ExamplesThey want to jug the prisoners

Synonymsgaol, immure, imprison, incarcerate, jail, lag, put away, put behind bars, remand

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)confine, detain

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. jug (change) stew in an earthenware jug

SamplesJug the rabbit.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)stew

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

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