Definition of Lock away

1. Verb. Place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape. "She locked her jewels in the safe"

Exact synonyms: Lock, Lock In, Lock Up, Put Away, Shut Away, Shut Up
Generic synonyms: Confine
Derivative terms: Lockup



Definition of Lock away

1. Verb. (transitive) to lock up; to lock in a safe place ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lock Away

lock-and-key model
lock-gate
lock-in
lock-ins
lock-out
lock-pick
lock-picked
lock-picking
lock-picks
lock-step
lock-up option
lock-weir
lock-weirs
lock and key models
lock and load
lock away (current term)
lock chamber
lock finger
lock horns
lock hospital
lock hospitals
lock in
lock ins
lock key
lock keys
lock lips
lock on
lock out
lock outs
lock pick

Literary usage of Lock away

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Fundamentals of Human Physiology by Roy Gentry Pearce, John James Rickard Macleod (1916)
"Although saliva and some other body fluids are not so nearly neutral as blood, yet they can also lock away much acid or alkali without materially changing ..."

2. One Hundred Years' Progress of the United States ...: With an Appendix by Charles Louis Flint, Charles Francis McCay, John C. Merriam, Thomas Prentice Kettell, Linus Pierpont Brockett (1870)
"These first separat the bits from the key, -and then carry then into the interior of the lock, away from th( key-hole. They there operate upon the turn ..."

3. Eighty Year's Progress of the United States by Charles Louis Flint, Charles Francis McCay, Thomas Prentice Ketteil, Henry Youle Hind, Thomas C. Keefer (1864)
"These first separate the bits from the key, and then carry them into the interior of the lock, away from the key-hole ..."

4. Compressed Air Information; Or, A Cyclopedia Containing Practical Papers on by William Lawrence Saunders (1903)
"... but when it is elevated and connected with the aqueduct, the unbalanced hydrostatic pressure tends to force the lock away and break the joint; ..."

5. English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are Incorporated "the (1882)
"... and find that 2in. water-lock is better than lin., owing to this kind of trap waving its water-lock away, especially where well ventilated. ..."

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