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lockup

[lok-uhp] /ˈlɒkˌʌp/
noun
1.
a jail, especially a local one for temporary detention.
2.
the act of locking up or the state of being locked up.
3.
a temporary imprisonment or detention, as of suspects or prisoners.
4.
a stock that has been held by an individual as a long-term investment, or that a brokerage firm is required by a regulation to hold for a certain period of time before it can be sold.
5.
any investment or credit instrument, as a renewed loan, in which capital is tied up for a long time.
6.
Printing.
  1. the entire body of type and cuts locked up in a chase preparatory to printing or platemaking.
  2. the act or procedure of locking up type and cuts in a chase.
7.
Automotive. a sudden stopping of the rotation of a wheel.
8.
British Informal. a rented locker, storage space, or garage.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; noun use of verb phrase lock up
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Examples from the web for lockup
  • As a result of a jail or lockup experience, juveniles often learned antisocial behavior from.
  • The fight concerned a trunk and ended by the doctor's being escorted to the village lockup.
  • The defendant was taken off to the lockup, and the detective left the court- room shaking his head.
  • During lockup, extreme measures are taken to safeguard the data.
  • Typically, transmissions with electronic transmission control, have more than one set of torque converter lockup preconditions.
  • The computer senses impending lockup, reduces the braking pressure to a safe level, and you maintain control.
British Dictionary definitions for lockup

lock up

verb (adverb)
1.
(transitive) Also lock in, lock away. to imprison or confine
2.
to lock or secure the doors, windows, etc, of (a building)
3.
(transitive) to keep or store securely: secrets locked up in history
4.
(transitive) to invest (funds) so that conversion into cash is difficult
5.
(printing) to secure (type, etc) in a chase or in the bed of the printing machine by tightening the quoins
noun
6.
the action or time of locking up
7.
a jail or block of cells
8.
(Brit) a small shop with no attached quarters for the owner or shopkeeper
9.
(Brit) a garage or storage place separate from the main premises
10.
(stock exchange) an investment that is intended to be held for a relatively long period
11.
(printing) the pages of type held in a chase by the positioning of quoins
adjective
12.
(Brit & NZ) lock-up. (of premises) without living accommodation: a lock-up shop
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Slang definitions & phrases for lockup

lockup

noun

A cell, esp a detention cell or holding cell; the COOLER, tank (1839+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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