Definition of lockup in English:


Syllabification: lock·up
Pronunciation: /ˈläkˌəp


  • 2The locking up of premises for the night.
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    • The little gas stoves that every inmate uses to make coffee double up as cookers and from the 7.30 pm lock-up the aroma of frying onions signals the start of the preparation of evening meals.
  • 2.1The time of doing this: hurrying back to their dorms before lockup
  • 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.
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    • 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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