Synonyms for lock-up

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They were not fonder of the lock-up than are most boys who deserve that punishment.

Napoleon, the prisoner in the school "lock-up," raged for a while like a caged lion.

You'll find more of the same sort in the lock-up at May's Landing.

You'll just fork over five dollars to me this very night or off you go to the lock-up.

And what, pray, is the meaning of this—strangers in the jail after lock-up time?

Was this another and a rougher way of taking her to the lock-up?

Nick could not have seen Buckner after the money was stolen, unless he visited him in the lock-up.

Hurry and put everything back or I'll see that you land in the lock-up.

Warde welcomed the House at lock-up, and introduced the boys to his wife and daughter.

There was a whistle; the police arrived, and the women were taken to the lock-up.

WORD ORIGIN

"detention cell for offenders," 1838, perhaps short for earlier lock-up house; from lock (v.) + up. Meaning "action of locking up" is from 1845. The verbal phrase lock up is recorded from early 15c.

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