lock up

lock up

  1. (transitive) to imprison or incarcerate someone
  2. (transitive) to invest in something long term
  3. (intransitive) to close all doors and windows of a place securely
  4. (intransitive, computing) to cease responding, to freeze
  5. (intransitive, mechanics) to stop moving, to seize
  6. To lose one's forward momentum, to freeze.
  7. (intransitive, motor racing) To (mistakenly) cause or have one of one's tyres or tires to lock up (stop spinning).
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