jailbreak

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

jailbreak (plural jailbreaks)

  1. An escape from prison

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

jailbreak (third-person singular simple present jailbreaks, present participle jailbreaking, simple past jailbroke, past participle jailbroken)

  1. To escape from prison.
  2. (transitive) To modify the firmware of an electronic device, especially a mobile phone, in order to remove restrictions that prevent it from running unofficial software.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The inflected forms of jailbreak are very rare for the sense "escape from prison".