Definitions of lock up
to invest money in a way so that it cannot easily be used for other investments
I've locked up at least 60 per cent of my portfolio in bonds.
(informal) if you lock someone up then you put them in jail or prison
Lock him up for life!
Phrase Bank for lock up
The magistrate had to consider, however, not only whether the documents could be locked up in cabinets, but also whether Brown Bag’s counsel could lock-up trade secrets in his mind, safe from inadvertent disclosure to his employer once he had read the documents.
We have never given the slightest indication that we would sanction a board decision to lock up voting power by any means.
The Court of Appeal addressed itself to the effect of the threat to lock up the jury.
As a condition to the Original Merger Agreement, it also establishes that Paramount’s purpose in granting the option was to “lockup” the deal.
Under this contemptible administration, any woman could become a woman who should be locked up or sent back.