Definition of Lock Up in English :

Define Lock Up in English

Lock Up meaning in English

Meaning of Lock Up in English

Pronunciation of Lock Up in English

Lock Up pronunciation in English

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Lock Up

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1. lock up

secure by locking

Example Sentences:
'lock up the house before you go on vacation'

2. lock, lock away, lock in, lock up, put away, shut away, shut up

place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape

Example Sentences:
'The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend'
'She locked her jewels in the safe'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


Lock Up

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verb (adverb)
1. Also: lock in, lock away (transitive)
to imprison or confine
2. 
to lock or secure the doors, windows, etc, of (a building)
3. (transitive)
to keep or store securely
secrets locked up in history
4. (transitive)
to invest (funds) so that conversion into cash is difficult
5. printing
to secure (type, etc) in a chase or in the bed of the printing machine by tightening the quoins
noun lockup
6. 
the action or time of locking up
7. 
a jail or block of cells
8. British
a small shop with no attached quarters for the owner or shopkeeper
9. British
a garage or storage place separate from the main premises
10. stock exchange
an investment that is intended to be held for a relatively long period
11. printing
the pages of type held in a chase by the positioning of quoins
adjective
12. lock-up British and New Zealand
(of premises) without living accommodation
a lock-up shop
noun
1. British
a garage that is not attached to the user's house
25lb of Semtex explosive was found in the lock-up she had rented to Mr Henderson.
2. 
a small shop with no attached quarters for the owner or shopkeeper
K claims to be based in a small lock-up in Tokyo.
3. US informal
a jail or block of cells
I was in the lock-up for a night.
the 450 inmates at the maximum-security lock-up in Lucasville
4. stock exchange
an investment that is intended to be held for a relatively long period
5. 
the action or time of locking up
6. printing
the pages of type held in a chase by the positioning of quoins
adjective
7. 
capable of being locked, for security
There is an underground garage and secure lockup storage.
8. British and New Zealand
(of premises) without living accommodation

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Lock Up

see synonyms of lock up
1. 
to fasten the doors of (a house, etc.) by means of locks
2. 
to enclose or store in a locked container
3. 
to put in jail
4. 
to make certain to have the result one wants
to have an election locked up

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Lock Up

see synonyms of lock up
n.
1. Informal A jail, especially one in which offenders are held while awaiting a court hearing.
2.
a. The act or an instance of locking.
b. The state of being locked.

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