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prison

US [ˈprɪz(ə)n]
UK ['prɪz(ə)n]
  • n.监狱;监禁;牢狱;牢笼
  • v.监禁;关押;紧紧抱住
  • Web监牢;牢房;大牢
Plural Form:prisons  
Prison
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n.
1.
[c][u]
监狱;牢狱;看守所a building where people are kept as a punishment for a crime they have committed, or while they are waiting for trial
He was sent to prison for five years.
他被关押了五年。
She is in prison , awaiting trial.
她正在拘押候审中。
to be released from prison
被释放出狱
a maximum-security prison
最高度戒备的监狱
the prison population(= the total number of prisoners in a country)
在押人数
the problem of overcrowding in prisons
监狱人满为患的问题
Ten prison officers and three inmates needed hospital treatment following the riot.
骚乱之后,有十名狱警和三名囚犯需入院治疗。
2.
[u]
监禁;关押;关押制度the system of keeping people in prisons
the prison service/system
监狱管理机构╱制度
The government insists that ‘prison works’ and plans to introduce a tougher sentencing policy for people convicted of violent crime.
政府坚持认为“关押有效”,并计划对暴力犯罪者实行更严厉的判刑政策。
3.
[c]
难以脱身的地方(或处境);牢笼;樊笼a place or situation from which sb cannot escape
His hospital room had become a prison.
他的病房变成了牢笼。

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