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lock down

To restrict the functionality of a system. If network administrators lock down client desktops, it means that users can perform only certain operations. For example, they might not be able to install new applications. The term is also used to configure a computer or service to prevent unwanted intrusions such as viruses or spam. In such cases, the system may be said to be "locked down."

Lock Down Vs. Lock Up
Lock down deals with restrictions, whereas "lock up" refers to not working (see abend).
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This equipment allows the skis to slide forward with a free heel for touring, or to lock down the heel in the binding for downhill skiing.
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Randonnee ski bindings have two modes: lock down, which mimics downhill ski bindings, and a free heel mode for flexibility when climbing uphill.
The court found that inmates stated a [sections] 1983 claim by alleging that armed inmates were permitted to roam freely and unsupervised and that jailers were afraid to perform health and safety checks because they were unable to lock down inmates.