One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
phrasal verbNorth American
Confine a prisoner to their cell.‘the men were locked down for the usual curfew bedtime’
- ‘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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