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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
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
: lock-up Brit and NZ (of premises) without living accommodation: a lock-up shop.
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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
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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


(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).
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.
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According to Business Insider, Pincus argued that the suit should be waived because he and the Zynga board agreed only to sell 20 percent of their stock holdings, putting the remainder on a lockup agreement that lasted into the summer of 2012.
The lockup agreement provides a commitment to the market that insiders will not immediately cash out their shareholdings following the IPO.
The cash would be paid to holders of the Shariah-compliant notes, or sukuk, once a lockup agreement between Dana Gas and its creditors is signed, likely later this month, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.
According to Nord Gold, the holders of approximately 28% of the minority shares of HRG have already agreed to tender their shares and have entered into a lockup agreement.
A total of 700,000 shares were allocated, at the direction of the company, to a member of the Lolli-Ghetti family, of which Scorpio Tankers Inc's chairman and chief executive officer is a member, subject to a customary underwriters lockup agreement.
Faced with the prospect of a down economy, entering our seasonally slow summer months and working through our bankruptcy commitments to cut expenses as outlined in our lockup agreement, we must further reduce overhead.
The lockup agreement is an agreement wherein the pre-IPO shareholders in the organization promise not to sell or disperse any of their shares for a specified period of time after the IPO (Bradley, Jordan, Yi, & Roten, 2001).
Goldman Sachs is selling almost the entire stake that it is free to divest under a revised lockup agreement with ICBC.
20) ruled that deferral of income recognition under LRC section 83(c)(3) cannot be extended past the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, section 16(b)'s six-month period on the basis of a lockup agreement independently negotiated between a corporation and employee.
Energis was thrown into a dispute with one of its largest shareholders yesterday, over what the telecoms company said was the breach of a lockup agreement not to sell its stock.
Seeking the middle ground in this debate, several issuers in 1998 chose to limit the application of their rights plans so as to permit a bidder to enter a lockup agreement, provided that the party being locked-up is allowed to tender its shares to another bid that is at least 5% higher than the original bid.