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A place where in my case I catch up on sleep.
Ms Smith gave me a Detention for being late. But she should know by now its not gonna make me learn from my mistake its gonna make me hate her a HELL of a lot more.
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by A human male July 14, 2018
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A place where you get sent when a teacher notices something bad or inappropriated. The best way to get one is to chew gum.
Kyle: Yo David. I just got a detention from Miss Hoffman for chewing gum. So I gave her the finger and got another one.

David: For real? I just chewed 36 pieces of gum in history class and didn't get a detention. I kickass.

Miss Hoffman: Who just said kickass?

David: I did.

Miss Hoffman: That's a detention.

Kyle: Haha. Sucks for you.
by Matt. H. April 18, 2005
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A stupid way teachers try to teach you a lesson...by the way, it doesn't work!
Teacher: Hey you just got yourself a detention.
Student: Another one.
Teacher:Yeah.
Student:O well, it's just a detention.
by Eric Someone May 18, 2005
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-a room where you sit in when a teacher wants you to "think about what youve done"
-where most people get sent to for tardies and gum
"I got detention for gum again"
by Whatever, Like I really care January 19, 2008
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What students hate to get but kinky adults love to play.
6th grade history class: Teacher - is that gum you are chewing? DETENTION!!!. Student - (fuuuccckkkk).

On a date: Girl - I have a school costume. Guy - (oh my god..) You are getting detention tonight! Girl - Panties get wet.
by otroppa November 28, 2009
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A special room in high school, where you go if you do something very severe,

1. Insubordination

2. Get caught cheating

3. Bad-mouthing a teacher

4. Get caught leaving the school grounds before school is over

5. Fighting with a fellow student or faculty.

The student who was in violation has to collect all their assignments from their assigned teachers, and they are not allowed to go to the cafeteria for their lunch break, lunch is to be eaten in the detention room.
I was put in detention for giving my study hall teacher the one finger-salute for being a smart-ass. That was the only time I was put in detention
by Saints September 21, 2003
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