lock someone up


lock someone up
Syn:
imprison, jail, incarcerate, intern, send to prison, put behind bars, put under lock and key, cage, pen, coop up; informal send down, put away, put inside

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  • lock someone up — take him away and lock him up Syn: imprison, jail, incarcerate, send to prison, put behind bars, put under lock and key, put in chains, clap in irons, cage, pen, coop up; informal put away, put inside …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lock someone up — IMPRISON, jail, incarcerate, intern, send to prison, put behind bars, put under lock and key, put in chains, clap in irons, cage, pen, coop up; informal send down, put away, put inside. → lock …   Useful english dictionary

  • lock someone out — exclude someone. → lock …   English new terms dictionary

  • lock someone up/away — imprison someone. → lock …   English new terms dictionary

  • lock someone/thing in/into — engage or entangle someone or something in (a struggle or competitive situation). → lock …   English new terms dictionary

  • lock someone out — KEEP OUT, shut out, refuse entrance to, deny admittance to; exclude, bar, debar, ban. → lock * * * 1) keep someone out of a room or building by locking the door 2) (of an employer) subject employees to a lockout …   Useful english dictionary

  • lock someone out of — exclude someone from those now locked out of the job market …   Useful english dictionary

  • lock someone out of — we were locked out of the conference Syn: keep out of, shut out of/from, refuse entrance to, deny admittance to; exclude from, bar from, debar from, ban from …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lock — lock1 [ lak ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to fasten something such as a door or a container, usually with a key, so that other people cannot open it: John went out and locked the door behind him. Have you locked the car? lock something in something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lock — 1 verb 1 FASTEN SOMETHING (I, T) to fasten something with a lock or be fastened with a lock: Did you lock the car? I can t get the door to lock. 2 PUT STH IN A SAFE PLACE (transitive always + adv/prep) to put something in a safe place and lock… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English