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Phrasal Verbs: Lock

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage:
A
If you lock off your computer properly, it is very difficult for people to access it.
B
If you lock down your computer properly, it is very difficult for people to access it.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘lock down’, which means to make very secure.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage:
A
The missile locked onto the plane and blew it out of the sky.
B
The missile was locked into enemy plane, but failed to hit it.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘lock onto’, which means to find a target and head for it.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage:
A
Irritated by the pestering stranger, I locked off the office and settled down in peace.
B
The management locked the staff out because they had turned down the pay offer.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘lock out’, which means to close a place to stop people entering.
Question 4
Choose the correct usage:
A
He locked away the gun in a safe place to avoid any suspicions.
B
Be sure to lock over the bag in a place no one can access.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘lock away’, which means to lock something in a safe place.
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