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lock sb up

phrasal verb with lock uk   /lɒk/  us   /lɑːk/ verb
to put someone in a ​prison or a ​hospital for ​people who are ​mentallyill: Murderers should be ​locked up for ​life. After what she did, they should ​lock her up and ​throw away the ​key (= ​lock her up until she ​dies).
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