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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a occasion when prisoners are confined to their cells

    Maximum security involves being on 23 -hour lockdown with absolutely nothing to do.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/10/2015
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    an occasion when access to a place is restricted because of some danger

    Usually, we get the announcement: “We are in a lockdown. This is a drill.”

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/10/2015
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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