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    sentence-comprehension

    Hi

    A police officer is talking about a certain suspect:

    If we can nail his friends on something, put them at risk for prison time, then that may flush him out.

    Does it mean: If we catch his friends doing something bad (for example lying) and we'll tell them that we'll put them to prison for it for some time then maybe that guy will show up.

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    Re: sentence-comprehension

    More that the friends will give up secrets on the original wanted man. Save their own selves from going to prison by helping the police get him.

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    Re: sentence-comprehension

    I take it to mean: If we catch his friends red-handed (nail them on something) and we'll tell them that they may end up in prison for this, then the guy will come out of his hideout.

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