Definition of lock up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

lock up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

lock up

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lock somethingup

 
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 to make a building safe by locking the doors and windows Don't forget to lock up at night. He locked up the shop and went home.

lock up somebody

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lock away somebody

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lock somebody up

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lock somebody away

 
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 (informal) to put somebody in prison related noun lock-up

    lock up something

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    lock away something

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    lock something up

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    lock something away

     
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  1. 1  to put something in a safe place that can be locked
  2. 2to put money into an investment that you cannot easily turn into cash Their capital is all locked up in property.

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