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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


Synonymsjugful


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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