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lock up

Translation of lock up in Spanish:

  • 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
    (valuables)
    guardar bajo llave
    (person)
    1.2
    (house/shop)
    cerrar con llave
    1.3
    (capital)
    my money is locked up in the business
    mi dinero está atado or metido en el negocio
    1.4 (make sure of)
    (American English) [colloquial]
    he has the appointment locked up
    tiene el nombramiento asegurado or [colloquial] en el bote or (Mexico) [colloquial] en la bolsa
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