Phrasal Verbs With 'Lock'

We have 13 phrasal verb definition related to 'lock'.

Lock away

Meaning:

Lock in a safe place

Example:

He LOCKED the gun AWAY in a drawer.

Lock away

Meaning:

Put someone in prison or a mental hospital for a very long time

Example:

They LOCKED him AWAY for life after the murders.

Lock down

Meaning:

Make very secure

Example:

If you lock down your computer properly, it is very difficult for people to access it.

Lock down

Meaning:

Restrict people's movements to reduce the spread of a disease

Example:

They have LOCKED DOWN the entire country- shops and businesses are closed, and no one can leave their homes except for essential reasons.

Lock in

Meaning:

Lock a place to stop someone leaving

Example:

They LOCKED him IN the room until he had calmed down.

Lock in

Meaning:

Commit someone in such a way that they cannot leave

Example:

They are LOCKED IN now that they have paid their subscription.

Lock onto

Meaning:

Find a target and head for it

Example:

The missile LOCKED ONTO the plane and blew it out of the sky.

Lock out

Meaning:

Close a workplace to stop workers entering

Example:

The management LOCKED the staff OUT because they had turned down the pay offer.

Lock out

Meaning:

Lock a place to stop someone getting in

Example:

I lost my key and LOCKED myself OUT.

Lock up

Meaning:

Close all doors, windows, etc.

Example:

She LOCKED UP after everyone had left and went home.

Lock up

Meaning:

Lock something in a safe place

Example:

I LOCKED my money UP in the safe.

Lock up

Meaning:

Put in prison or a mental hospital

Example:

They LOCKED him UP for burglary.

Lock yourself away

Meaning:

Go somewhere away from people to study or work

Example:

I LOCK MYSELF AWAY for a few weeks before exams.


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