Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lock_up

2 senses of lockup

Sense 1
lockup -- (jail in a local police station)
       => jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokey -- (a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence))

Sense 2
locking, lockup -- (the act of locking something up to protect it)
       => protection -- (the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lock_up

2 senses of lock up

Sense 1
lock up -- (secure by locking; "lock up the house before you go on vacation")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 2
lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up -- (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")
       => confine -- (prevent from leaving or from being removed)

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