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lock up

vb (adverb)
1. (tr) Also: lock in or lock away to imprison or confine
2. to lock or secure the doors, windows, etc, of (a building)
3. (tr) to keep or store securely: secrets locked up in history.
4. (Banking & Finance) (tr) to invest (funds) so that conversion into cash is difficult
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing to secure (type, etc) in a chase or in the bed of the printing machine by tightening the quoins
n
6. the action or time of locking up
7. a jail or block of cells
8. (Commerce) Brit a small shop with no attached quarters for the owner or shopkeeper
9. Brit a garage or storage place separate from the main premises
10. (Stock Exchange) stock exchange an investment that is intended to be held for a relatively long period
11. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the pages of type held in a chase by the positioning of quoins
adj
: lock-up Brit and NZ (of premises) without living accommodation: a lock-up shop.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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"
2.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
Translations
يُقْفِل على، يَحْبِسيُقْفِل مكان العَمَل
dát pod zámekzamknout
låselåse inde
læsa
dať pod zámokvymknúť sa
her tarafı kilitlemekkilit altına almakkilitlemek

w>lock up

vt sep
thing, houseabschließen; personeinsperren; to lock something up in somethingetw in etw (dat)einschließen; he ought to be locked up!den müsste man einsperren!
(Comm) capitalfest anlegen

lock1

(lok) noun
1. a mechanism for fastening doors etc. He put the key in the lock.
2. a closed part of a canal for raising or lowering boats to a higher or lower part of the canal.
3. the part of a gun by which it is fired.
4. a tight hold (in wrestling etc).
verb
to fasten or become fastened with a lock. She locked the drawer; This door doesn't lock.
ˈlocker noun
a small cupboard, especially for sports equipment.
ˈlocket (-kit) noun
a little ornamental case hung round the neck. a gold locket containing a piece of his hair.
ˈlocksmith noun
a person who makes and mends locks.
lock in
to prevent from getting out of a building etc by using a lock. She found she was locked in, and had to climb out of the window.
lock out
to prevent from getting into a building etc by using a lock. Don't lock yourself out (of the house) by forgetting to take your key with you.
lock up
1. to confine or prevent from leaving or being taken away by using a lock. to lock up a prisoner / one's jewellery.
2. to lock whatever should be locked. He locked up and left the shop about 5.30 p.m.
References in periodicals archive ?
Courteau (1995) and Brav and Gompers (2003) argue that the lockup agreement can also be a mechanism for alleviating the adverse selection problem that arises from information asymmetries in IPOs.
Black Gaming, LLC and various subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Black Gaming" or the "Company") today announced that it has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in accordance with the terms of the December 22, 2009 Lockup Agreement entered into with the holders of approximately 70% of the Company's $125,000,000 Senior Secured Notes to restructure Black Gaming's indebtedness, provide for an investment of new capital into the Company and enhance Black Gaming's executive management team (as reorganized, Black Gaming will be referred to herein as "Reorganized Black Gaming").
Upon closing, Blue Wolf's sponsor will forfeit 80% of its sponsor shares and 80% of its sponsor warrants and remain subject to its existing lockup agreement.
Black Gaming, LLC ("Black Gaming" or the "Company") today announced that it has entered into a lockup agreement with the holders of approximately 70% of the Company's $125,000,000 Senior Secured Notes to restructure Black Gaming's indebtedness, provide for an investment of new capital into the Company and enhance Black Gaming's executive management team (as reorganized, Black Gaming will be referred to herein as "Reorganized Black Gaming").
In addition, the agreement with Helix's CEO is subject to a prior management lockup agreement that prevents the sale of any shares until August 10, 2010.
Ray Leonard, Chief Executive of Hyperdynamics said, "This lockup agreement is an indication of the support and confidence that our largest shareholders have placed in us to succeed in building a world-class oil and gas company.
Holders of Public Notes who are parties to the lockup agreement generally agree to tender their Public Notes in the Exchange Offers and vote their Public Notes to accept the Standby Plan, among other matters.
The Company also announced that it entered into a Lockup Agreement and Amendment to that certain Registration Rights Agreement with the Series A holders of 4,350,000 shares of the Company's common stock, and the Company entered into a Termination Agreement with Fortress Credit Corporation, pursuant to which the prior Transaction Party Agreement between the Company and Fortress, which restricted the Company's ability to secure additional debt financing, among other restricted actions and transaction activities absent their prior consent, was terminated.
Although the lenders under the existing credit agreement do not participate in the Exchange Offers, as previously announced, they are parties to a lockup agreement pursuant to which they are obligated to undertake a restructuring of the credit agreement on terms equivalent to those offered to the holders of the Company's unsecured public and private notes in the Exchange Offers.
In addition, the shares are subject to a one-year lockup agreement.
As of November 3, 2006, the signatories to the Lockup Agreement (the "Signatories") hold more than 60% of the $150,000,000 in outstanding Senior Notes.
ENTERS INTO RESTRUCTURING AND LOCKUP AGREEMENT WITH SUBSTANTIAL PERCENTAGES OF BOND HOLDERS EXPECTS TO LAUNCH FORMAL SOLICITATION OF BOND HOLDERS BUSINESS OPERATIONS WILL CONTINUE AS USUAL