lock away

phrasal verb

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.

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