HyperDic: lock_up

English > 2 senses of the expression lock up:
VERBcontactlock upsecure by locking
contactlock up, lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut awayplace in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
English > lock up: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningSecure by locking.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"lock up the house before you go on vacation"
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
See alsolockfasten with a lock
Spanishcerrar
Nounslockupthe act of locking something up to protect it
English > lock up: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningplace in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymslock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut away
Broaderconfineprevent from leaving or from being removed
See alsolockfasten with a lock
Spanishencerrar
Nounslockupthe act of locking something up to protect it

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