One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he was locked up for burglary’
imprison, jail, incarcerate, send to prison, put behind bars, put under lock and key, put in chains, put into irons, throw into irons, clap in irons, hold captive
detain, remand, intern, impound, immure, shut up, shut in, confine, cage, pen, coop up, fence in, pen in, wall in, mew, mew up
informal send down, put away, put inside
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