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lock someone down

Definition of lock someone down in English:

North American Confine a prisoner to their cell: the men were locked down for the usual curfew bedtime
More example sentences
  • I was locked down in a cell made for two, with five people, no working toilet, no food and no protection.
  • Before I was locked down, 3 troublemakers entered my cell and commenced to verbally assail my ailing celly.
  • Even his incarceration could not stop him working towards his ambition of a Lonsdale Belt: ‘I managed to train every day, even though I was locked down from eight at night until eight in the morning.’
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