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English verb: lock up

1. lock up (contact) secure by locking


SamplesLock up the house before you go on vacation.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

2. lock up (contact) place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape


SamplesThe parents locked her daughter up for the weekend.
She locked her jewels in the safe.


Synonymslock, lock away, lock in, put away, shut away, shut up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)confine









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