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lock-up British & World English

A jail, especially a temporary one

lock-up English Thesaurus

the old red-brick police station was the site of the village lock-up

lock-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

lock something up British & World English

Shut and secure a building by fastening its doors with locks

lock something away in lock something up British & World English

Invest money in something so that it is not easily accessible

lock something up in lock1 British & World English

Shut and secure a building by fastening its doors with locks

lock something away in lock1 British & World English

Invest money in something so that it is not easily accessible