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Lock up
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Lock up as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

7 September 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 16 answers for the crossword clue 'Lock up', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Lock up a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

Lock up is a 2 word phrase featuring 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Thursday, 26 August 2021 with the answer being IMPRISON, we also found IMPRISON to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Secure by locking; "lock up the house before you go on vacation"
  • 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"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

CAGE
An enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept

JAIL
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)

LOCK
Any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured

5 Letters

TRESS
A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

6 Letters

CLINCH
(boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily

ENCAGE

ENSURE
Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"

INTERN
Work as an intern; "The young doctor is interning at the Medical Center this year"

LOCKIN
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"

SECURE
Free from danger or risk; "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field"

SHUTUP
Refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; "The children shut up when their father approached"

7 Letters

IMPOUND
Place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray"

PUTAWAY
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"

8 Letters

IMPRISON
Confine as if in a prison; "His daughters are virtually imprisoned in their own house; he does not let them go out without a chaperone"

LOCKAWAY
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"

SHUTAWAY
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"

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