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prison

['prɪzn]

  1. N

    1. (=place) cárcel f , prisión f

      maximum 1., open 5.

    2. (=imprisonment) prisión f , cárcel f

  2. CPD

    serve 1., 4)

Examples from texts

We ain't so concerned with stuff being smuggled out of the prison...'
No nos preocupa tanto que salgan cosas clandestinamente de prisión...
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
He should look like a banker, a rich kid who grows up without a care in the world, a mathematics professor, a prison official.
Debe parecer un banquero, un hijo de papá que envejece sin demasiados temblores, un profesor de matemáticas, un funcionario de prisiones.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
She knew that Michael Weiss at the state prison would be wondering where she was. Knew, as well, that she had to come up with a good reason for still being there.
Weiss estaría en la prisión estatal preguntándose dónde se había metido, y ella tendría que pergeñar alguna buena razón para justificar que aún siguiese allí.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
Throw them all in prison?
¿Meterlos a todos en la prisión?
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
The show's host mentioned Haas, who was in prison and whose trial date still hadn't been set.
El conductor del programa mencionó a Haas, que estaba en prisión y cuya fecha de juicio aún no se había fijado.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
"The prison is horrible, horrible," said Lotte, "although after a while you get used to it.
La cárcel es horrible, horrible -dijo Lotte-, aunque poco a poco te acostumbras.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
Then he shook his head and, without saying anything further, walked back inside the prison.
Después sacudió la cabeza y, sin decir palabra, volvió a entrar en el recinto.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
The lawyer said prison regulations didn't allow it, although Lotte knew that Klaus had a cell phone and sometimes he spent all day talking to people on the outside.
La abogada dijo que el reglamento interno de la cárcel no lo permitía, aunque Lotte sabía que Klaus tenía un teléfono móvil y que a veces se pasaba el día hablando con el exterior.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
Peter had told Francis many times that he wasn't afraid of going to prison, but somehow Francis didn't think that the world of jail, no matter how harsh, equated with an isolation cell at Western State.
Peter le había dicho muchas veces que no tenía miedo de ir a la cárcel, pero de algún modo Francis no creía que el mundo de la cárcel, por duro que fuera, se equiparara a una celda de aislamiento del Western.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
'That man in prison, he tells you where to be looking?'
– ¿Ese hombre de la prisión le dijo dónde buscar?
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
The prison superintendent stared at it for a moment.
El superintendente la observó atentamente.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
Klaus's two friends spent a while in prison, because they were legally adults.
Los dos amigos de Klaus se pasaron una temporada en la cárcel, pues eran mayores de edad.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
The prison guard tried to smile with his irony.
-El guardia intentó sonreír con aquella ironía.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
You are in a prison with no bars.
– Usted está en una prisión sin barras.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
So, there he is, sitting in prison, when word comes out that John Gacy in Chicago-has done thirty-three.
Lo metieron en prisión, y al tiempo apareció en Chicago aquel John Gacy que se había cargado a treinta y tres.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach

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prison1/4
'prɪznFeminine nouncárcel; prisiónExamples

to be in prison — estar en la cárcel, estar en prisión
to go to prison for five years — ser condenado a cinco años de cárcel or prisión; pasar cinco años en la cárcel or en prisión
to put sb in prison — encarcelar a algn
to release sb from prison — poner a algn en libertad, excarcelar a algn
to send sb to prison — encarcelar a algn
to send sb to prison for two years — condenar a algn a dos años de prisión

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Collocations

prison official
funcionario de prisiones
prison population
población penitenciaria
be in prison
estar preso

Word forms

prison

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseprisonprisons
Possessive caseprison'sprisons'

prison

verb
Basic forms
Pastprisoned
Imperativeprison
Present Participle (Participle I)prisoning
Past Participle (Participle II)prisoned
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I prisonwe prison
you prisonyou prison
he/she/it prisonsthey prison
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am prisoningwe are prisoning
you are prisoningyou are prisoning
he/she/it is prisoningthey are prisoning
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have prisonedwe have prisoned
you have prisonedyou have prisoned
he/she/it has prisonedthey have prisoned
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been prisoningwe have been prisoning
you have been prisoningyou have been prisoning
he/she/it has been prisoningthey have been prisoning
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I prisonedwe prisoned
you prisonedyou prisoned
he/she/it prisonedthey prisoned
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was prisoningwe were prisoning
you were prisoningyou were prisoning
he/she/it was prisoningthey were prisoning
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had prisonedwe had prisoned
you had prisonedyou had prisoned
he/she/it had prisonedthey had prisoned
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been prisoningwe had been prisoning
you had been prisoningyou had been prisoning
he/she/it had been prisoningthey had been prisoning
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will prisonwe shall/will prison
you will prisonyou will prison
he/she/it will prisonthey will prison
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be prisoningwe shall/will be prisoning
you will be prisoningyou will be prisoning
he/she/it will be prisoningthey will be prisoning
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have prisonedwe shall/will have prisoned
you will have prisonedyou will have prisoned
he/she/it will have prisonedthey will have prisoned
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been prisoningwe shall/will have been prisoning
you will have been prisoningyou will have been prisoning
he/she/it will have been prisoningthey will have been prisoning
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would prisonwe should/would prison
you would prisonyou would prison
he/she/it would prisonthey would prison
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be prisoningwe should/would be prisoning
you would be prisoningyou would be prisoning
he/she/it would be prisoningthey would be prisoning
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have prisonedwe should/would have prisoned
you would have prisonedyou would have prisoned
he/she/it would have prisonedthey would have prisoned
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been prisoningwe should/would have been prisoning
you would have been prisoningyou would have been prisoning
he/she/it would have been prisoningthey would have been prisoning
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am prisonedwe are prisoned
you are prisonedyou are prisoned
he/she/it is prisonedthey are prisoned
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being prisonedwe are being prisoned
you are being prisonedyou are being prisoned
he/she/it is being prisonedthey are being prisoned
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been prisonedwe have been prisoned
you have been prisonedyou have been prisoned
he/she/it has been prisonedthey have been prisoned
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was prisonedwe were prisoned
you were prisonedyou were prisoned
he/she/it was prisonedthey were prisoned
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being prisonedwe were being prisoned
you were being prisonedyou were being prisoned
he/she/it was being prisonedthey were being prisoned
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been prisonedwe had been prisoned
you had been prisonedyou had been prisoned
he/she/it had been prisonedthey had been prisoned
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be prisonedwe shall/will be prisoned
you will be prisonedyou will be prisoned
he/she/it will be prisonedthey will be prisoned
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been prisonedwe shall/will have been prisoned
you will have been prisonedyou will have been prisoned
he/she/it will have been prisonedthey will have been prisoned