Translation of lockdown in Spanish:


confinamiento, n.

Pronunciation /ˈlɑkdaʊn/ /ˈlɒkdaʊn/

See Spanish definition of confinamiento


  • 1

    (period of restricted access)
    confinamiento masculine
    to be in lockdown estar confinado
    • to be on lockdown estar confinado
  • 2US

    (confining of prisoners to cells)
    confinamiento en celda masculine
    • Administrators responded with an institution lockdown, confining all prisoners to their cells.
    • Furthermore, they are typically barred from areas where ministry is most needed: maximum security prisons, solitary confinement blocks, and twenty-three-hour lockdowns.
    • This final act of defiance precipitated a lockdown of the entire Texas state prison system.
    • Inmates in three California prisons are being kept in their cells on 24-hour-a-day lockdowns to save money on overtime pay for guards.
    • Luckily the prisoners where all in lockdown at the moment so they could keep the casualties down to a minimum.
    • More than 100 prisoners were placed on lockdown for the rest of the day following protest early last Monday morning.
    • She ripped out the spoon, and tried to run for the door, but somebody had put the whole prison in lockdown.
    • Though he has no criminal record, murderers and junkies and 23-hour lockdowns became part of his life.
    • But survivors occasionally breached the lockdown and came to the fence to tell their stories, each one astonishing.
    • In lockdown it is not physically possible to have sex with anyone other than your celly.
    • In 2 men cell lockdown the only person that you can fight with is your celly.
    • Some were held in lockdowns for 23 hours a day, and then taken from their cells bound in handcuffs, leg irons and waist chains.
    • Outside of lockdown, captives are warehoused like cattle.