1. To kill. 2. An arrest while in the act of a crime or under circumstances which insure conviction, as when a criminal is seized trucking stolen goods or contraband, or on the way to the scene of a crime; any arrest. 3. Seizure and report of an inmate while in the act of trafficking in stolen stores or contraband; any report or lock-up for rule violation. 4. A raid of premesis by the police. 5. The cost, fee or price -of any service, commodity, or "protection". 6. An order by one inmate to another to stop fooling, talking, etc. usually snarled at someone who is annoying others. 7. To indulge in for a brief period, as in sleep, drink, marijuana, play, etc.

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

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