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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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