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[lok-uhp] /ˈlɒkˌʌp/

a jail, especially a local one for temporary detention.
the act of locking up or the state of being locked up.
a temporary imprisonment or detention, as of suspects or prisoners.
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.
any investment or credit instrument, as a renewed loan, in which capital is tied up for a long time.

Automotive. a sudden stopping of the rotation of a wheel.
British Informal. a rented locker, storage space, or garage.


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


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