Phrasal verbs with lock

February 15, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences.

1. To lock yourself ……………….. is to avoid people and distractions so that you can do some work.

a) out

b) away

c) onto

2. After what she did, they should lock her …………….. and throw away the key.

a) out

b) up

c) in on

3. All precious items should be locked …………………

a) away

b) out

c) up

4. She didn’t want to talk to anybody so she locked herself …………………. in her bedroom.

a) away

b) up

c) out

5. The enemy planes were locking ………………….. us.

a) onto

b) in on

c) Either could be used here

6. The company threatened to lock ………………… its workers.

a) out

b) away

c) Either could be used here

7. She locked him ………………… of the house after an argument.

a) out

b) away

c) up

8. You can lock someone ………………… to prevent them from going away.

a) out

b) in

c) away

9. Criminals like him should be locked ………………..

a) out

b) in on

c) up

Answers

1. To lock yourself away is to avoid people and distractions so that you can do some work.

2. After what she did, they should lock her up and throw away the key.

3. All precious items should be locked away.

4. She didn’t want to talk to anybody so she locked herself away in her bedroom.

5. The enemy planes were locking onto / in on us. (To lock in on / onto something is to prepare to destroy it.)

6. The company threatened to lock out its workers.

7. She locked him out of the house after an argument.

8. You can lock someone in to prevent them from going away.

9. Criminals like him should be locked up.

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