What is the meaning of lock up?


  • Secure by locking.
    • usage: "lock up the house before you go on vacation"
  • Place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape.
    • usage: "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe"
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APAWordNet. (2010). lock up. Retrieved April 22, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/lock_up/definitions/1291995
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "lock up" http://smartdefine.org/lock_up/definitions/1291995 (accessed April 22, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, lock up, Smart Define, viewed 22 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/lock_up/definitions/1291995>.
MLAWordNet. "lock up" 23 October 2010. Web. 22 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/lock_up/definitions/1291995>