1. [ verb ] place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
Synonyms: lock_up lock_in shut_up lock shut_away lock_away

"The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend" "She locked her jewels in the safe"

Related terms: confine locking
2. [ verb ] throw or cast away
Synonyms: throw_away throw_out discard dispose toss_away cast_aside toss cast_out toss_out cast_away chuck_out fling

"Put away your worries"

Related terms: get_rid_of dump abandon sell_out trash retire waste deep-six jettison de-access unlearn close_out disposal discard discard
3. [ verb ] (food) eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food
Synonyms: tuck_away tuck_in

"My son tucked in a whole pizza"

Related terms: eat_up eat
4. [ verb ] kill gently, as with an injection
Synonyms: put_to_sleep

"the cat was very ill and we had to put it to sleep"

Related terms: kill
5. [ verb ] lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
Synonyms: imprison jail gaol put_behind_bars immure jug lag remand incarcerate

"The suspects were imprisoned without trial" "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"

Related terms: confine law imprisonment jail captivity prison_guard imprisonment
6. [ verb ] turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily

"She turned away from her painting"

Related terms: interrupt
Similar spelling:   putty