lock away

lock away
place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape

The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend


She locked her jewels in the safe

Syn: ↑lock in, ↑lock, ↑put away, ↑shut up, ↑shut away, ↑lock up
Derivationally related forms: ↑lockup (for: ↑lock up)
Hypernyms: ↑confine
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody


Somebody ——s somebody PP


Somebody ——s something PP

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lock away [phrasal verb]
1 lock (something) away or lock away (something) : to put (something) in a locked container, place, etc.

The jewelry was locked away [=locked up] in a cabinet.

2 lock (someone) away or lock away (someone) : to put (someone) in a locked place (such as a prison) for a long period of time

lock away [=lock up] a criminal

The state locked their sister away in a psychiatric hospital.

3 lock (yourself) away : to stay in a room or place by yourself for a long period of time

He locked himself away in his room while he studied. = He was locked away in his room while he studied.

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