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Synonyms for lock up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lock up(verb)

    secure by locking

    "lock up the house before you go on vacation"

    Synonyms:
    shut up, lock away, lock, put away, shut away, lock in

  2. lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    throw out, toss out, lag, discard, seal in, put to sleep, immure, jug, tuck away, jail, toss away, button up, interlace, lock, hush up, cast away, remand, still, shut up, cast aside, put behind bars, close up, dispose, clam up, imprison, put aside, shut away, belt up, cast out, chuck out, toss, throw away, be quiet, mesh, quieten, gaol, fling, dummy up, silence, lock in, keep mum, lock away, operate, tuck in, hush, interlock, put away, engage, incarcerate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lock up

    Synonyms:
    clasp, fasten, lock, close fast

  2. lock up

    Synonyms:
    confine, shut up

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How to use lock up in a sentence?

  1. Jean Cocteau:

    The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head.

  2. Drake Ross:

    I kind of likened it to a hangnail, you know, you’ve got this piece hanging there, and if it gets caught in the knee joint, it’s going to hurt real bad. It could lock up or it could pull away at the good tissue.

  3. Commissioner William Beach:

    Implementation of the changes to the Department's lock-up will now occur no sooner than March 9, 2020.

  4. Benjamin Lessing:

    As Benjamin Lessing start to lock up more and more people, Benjamin Lessing're really giving fuel to the fire. Benjamin Lessing're putting more people in the hands of these prison gangs, giving them more power to recruit.

  5. Turan Aydogan:

    You lock up whoever criticises.

Images & Illustrations of lock up

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