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lock up

verb as in assure

verb as in cage

verb as in corral

Strongest match

Strong matches

verb as in put away

verb as in tie up

noun as in lockup

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Example Sentences

While the desk sergeant ran a background check, he was roughed up by another officer in the lock-up.

Expect more of the unapologetic same the next time: NBC has paid a lot of money to lock up the Olympics through 2020.

The only technical issue I really had (aside from a game lock-up at the end of a particular chapter) was with some pop-in.

His son, he told them, would spend many hours in lock up by himself, and it severely affected him.

Yet the two-day plunge seems too big to blame on just the lock-up expiration.

The place was used as a lock-up for some time after the incorporation, and the old irons were kept on show for years.

One of the punishments Mr Yates had invented was to lock up a culprit in a dark room for several hours together, without food.

Most Wrykinians brewed in the winter and Easter terms, when the days were short and lock-up early.

As he spoke he began carefully to lock up some of the jewels in their little boxes, as if he meant to go away.

Lock-up was still at six, so at a quarter to that hour they slipped down into the vault, and took up their position.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lock-up, such as: birdcage, cage, corral, enclosure, hutch, and mew.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.