Definition of lock away
1 : to put (something) in a locked container, place, etc. The jewelry was locked away in a cabinet.
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 : 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
: a tuft, tress, or ringlet of hair
: the hair of the head
: a cohering bunch (as of wool, cotton, or flax) : tuft
: 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
: 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
: on the way : along
: from this or that place
: in a secure place or manner
: absent from a place : gone
: distant in space or time
: played on an opponent's grounds
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