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lock (up)

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to put in or as if in prison
  • if they catch you, they're going to lock you up and throw away the key!

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lockup

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of lockup (Entry 2 of 2)

a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody
  • the firm conviction that juvenile offenders should never be held in adult lockups

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The first known use of lock (up) was in 1746

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“Lock (up).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lock%20%28up%29. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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