noun (usually used with a plural verb)
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Example sentences from the Web for locking pliers
Locking up the primary breadwinner can push a family from working-class to impoverished.Why Isn’t Prison Justice on the Ballot This Tuesday?|Inimai Chettiar, Abigail Finkelman|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Locking her in not only puts her at greater risk, but it deprives her of the opportunity to learn how to handle herself.Is It Wrong for Parents to Lock Up Their Disabled Kids?|Elizabeth Picciuto|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Aside from, you know, the painfully obvious step of locking each and every window.
It was akin to a jailer wielding a set of keys before locking you in your cell.
Torrey has himself borne witness to the locking up of the mentally ill, and he paints a grim picture of the scene.U.S. Prisons Becoming De Facto Home of the Mentally Ill|Abby Haglage|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I grabbed hold of the vise-locking screw to keep my knees from doubling under me.Nine Men in Time|Noel Miller Loomis
She shrank back, her hands locking themselves one in the other till the knuckles showed white.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
And then I hurried out of the room without locking the drawerwithout pulling down the roll top of the desk, indeed.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
Varney passed out presently, locking the door behind him as coolly as if he had been a gaoler.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
Locking the door behind him and putting the key in his pocket, he gave his disengaged arm to Nora, and led her slowly a way.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne