lock away

Definition of lock away

  1. 1 :  to put (something) in a locked container, place, etc. The jewelry was locked away in a cabinet.

  2. 2 :  to put (someone) in a locked place (such as a prison) for a long period of time lock away a criminal The state locked their sister away in a psychiatric hospital.

  3. 3 :  to keep (oneself) alone in a room or place 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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a tuft, tress, or ringlet of hair

    :  the hair of the head

    :  a cohering bunch (as of wool, cotton, or flax) :  tuft

  1. :  a fastening (as for a door) operated by a key or a combination

    :  the mechanism for exploding the charge or cartridge of a firearm

    :  an enclosure (as in a canal) with gates at each end used in raising or lowering boats as they pass from level to level

  1. :  to fasten the lock of

    :  to make fast with or as if with a lock

    :  to fasten in or out or to make secure or inaccessible by or as if by means of locks

  1. :  on the way :  along

    :  from this or that place

    :  in a secure place or manner

  1. :  absent from a place :  gone

    :  distant in space or time

    :  played on an opponent's grounds

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a brief usually trivial fact

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