lock somebody up


lock somebody up
ˌlock sbˈup/aˈway derived
(informal) to put sb in prison
related noun lock-up
Main entry:lockderived

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  • lock somebody in (…) — ˌlock sb/yourself ˈin (…) derived to prevent sb from leaving a place by locking the door • At 9 p.m. the prisoners are locked in for the night. Main entry: ↑lockderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • lock somebody out of something — ˌlock sb/yourself ˈout (of sth) derived to prevent sb from entering a place by locking the door • I d locked myself out of the house and had to break a window to get in. Main entry: ↑lockderived …   Useful english dictionary

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  • lock — lock1 W3S2 [lɔk US la:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(fasten something)¦ 2¦(keep in a safe place)¦ 3¦(fixed position)¦ 4¦(fixed situation)¦ 5 be locked in battle/combat/dispute etc 6 lock arms 7 lock horns (with somebody) Phrasal verbs  lock… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lock — Used in the context of general equities. Make a market both ways ( bid and offer) either on the bid, offering, or an in between price only. Locking on the offering occurs to attract a seller, since the trader is willing to pay (and ask) the… …   Financial and business terms

  • lock horns (with somebody) (over something) — ˌlock ˈhorns (with sb) (over sth) idiom to get involved in an argument or a disagreement with sb • The company has locked horns with the unions over proposed pay cuts. Main entry: ↑lockidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • lock up — verb 1. secure by locking (Freq. 3) lock up the house before you go on vacation • Derivationally related forms: ↑lockup • Hypernyms: ↑fasten, ↑fix, ↑secure • …   Useful english dictionary

  • lock in — verb 1. close with or as if with a tight seal (Freq. 1) This vacuum pack locks in the flavor! • Syn: ↑seal in • Hypernyms: ↑confine • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • lock away — verb 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 …   Useful english dictionary