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locked down

1. Having all the doors locked, with no ingress and egress permitted whatsoever. I'm sorry, sir, the building is locked down—no one is allowed in or out. The criminals ensured the building was locked down before they started opening the vault.
2. Of a computer or electronic device, put into a state of total protected from activation through passwords or encryption. The phone becomes locked down if you put in the wrong PIN more than three times. As soon as there is a security breach detected in the building, all the computer systems are automatically locked down.
3. In prison. What an animal—I hope he's locked down for the rest of his life. Unless you want to end up locked down like your former business partner, I suggest you start cooperating with us!
See also: down, lock

locked down

mod . [of a person] in jail. Mooshoo got himself locked down.
See also: down, lock
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Ensure the cleaning block is locked down by eyeballing it.
The following day the prison was locked down to allow a search to be carried out using specialist staff and detection dogs from the Prison Service.
Schools would be locked down and signs posted on the doors in Spanish and English saying that nobody would be allowed to enter or exit.
Unfortunately low finances, poor relationships, or a lack of a higher education keep you mentally locked down.
But the danger is that organizations may dictate that every e-mall message and document be locked down with a virtual ball and chain, meaning there would be no opportunity to copy, forward, edit, or archive.
He states that the company has already locked down 40 percent and should have no trouble getting the remaining 50 percent.
When the detainee arrived at the detention facility on a Saturday, he was locked down in his cell to keep him apart from the general population until Monday when facility classification staff arrived.
TM], like the original Range Rover, is an advanced design utilizing a single sighting aperture that may either be locked down and used as a fixed-pin sight or adjusted before each shot to account for various yardages.
As hammer comes into wind, shoulders should be level with trapezius and latissimus muscles locked down.
This time-consuming and costly approach is one reason why a significant number of Internet facing servers are not locked down, thus compromising the security of the organizations assets.
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