imprison (someone) in (something)

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imprison (someone) in (something)

To confine someone to a particular space or place, usually as a punishment. Yep, the sheriff imprisoned those rabble-rousers in the cell in the back. Please don't imprison your little sister in the basement again.
See also: imprison

imprison someone in something

to lock someone up in something. The authorities imprisoned him in a separate cell. Bob imprisoned Timmy in the closet for an hour.
See also: imprison