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Meaning of LOCK UP

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  1. [v]  place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe"
  2. [v]  secure by locking; "lock up the house before you go on vacation"
 Synonyms: lock, lock away, lock in, put away, shut away, shut up
 See Also: confine, fasten, fix, secure



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