Definition of lockup in English:
1A jail, especially a temporary one.
- She has visited scores of penal facilities in Latin America and the United States, including over thirty prisons, jails, and police lock-ups in Brazil.
- Other suggestions include all-women police stations, separate jails and lock-ups for women.
- In the past couple of years, we have seen attacks on police stations, lock-ups and even on jails, where senior officials judges were killed.
3The action of becoming fixed or immovable: anti-lock braking helps prevent wheel lockup
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- Supposedly lock-ups and graphical flaws run rampant, but I only encountered one small bug throughout my playing the game.
- It ships with version 1.05 and runs smoothly with no lock-ups or crashes.
- Most of the other bugs in the game are similar to previous instalments, lock-ups, missing reports, etc.
4An investment in assets that cannot readily be realized or sold in the short term.
- The Agere shares are not subject to a lock-up, so Massana's former shareholders can sell them at any time for cash.
- The shares, which were not subject to a lock-up, rose sharply in the weeks after the deal.
- The stock it's getting is subject to lock-ups expiring in three years.
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