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English definition of “lock sth away”

lock sth away

verb uk phrasal verb with lock   /lɒk/ us    /lɑːk/
B2 to put something in a safe place and lock the door in order that someone else cannot get it: If you keep valuables in your house, lock them away somewhere safe.
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