Phrasal verbs - Meaning of lock away

Phrasal verbs

What does lock away mean?

Here is the meaning of lock away with examples:

"lock away"


1. To put or hide something in a container and fasten the lock.
2. To put someone in prison or a secure mental hospital.
3. To go somewhere where you can be alone.


Check the phrasal verb lock away in a sentence:

1. She locked away the jewelry.
2. They locked him away for fifty years after he committed a horrible murder.
3. I locked myself away with enough books to read.

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