- the entire body of type and cuts locked up in a chase preparatory to printing or platemaking.
- the act or procedure of locking up type and cuts in a chase.
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Origin of lockup
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Example sentences from the Web for lockup
Rita King likely would have disagreed with that sentiment when Evans entered the lockup room in back in April 2011.I Was Beaten By Chicago’s Dirtiest Cop, Lawsuit Contends|Justin Glawe|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was captured and sent to the U.S. lockup at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Freed Taliban Prisoners in Pakistan and Afghanistan Return to Jihad|Ron Moreau & Sami Yousafzai|December 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
MSNBC—home of said preacher and also of Lockup, a reality show about prison that is its biggest draw—can only spin.Elizabeth Wurtzel: My Tea Party Mom Loves Al Jazeera America|Elizabeth Wurtzel|September 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Just this Monday, Facebook stock declined to $18.87 in intraday trading on concerns about the lockup expiring.
He offloaded 20.1 million shares after the first lockup expired, netting him just under $400 million.
Her most anxious thoughts concerned the means of getting money to lockup Harry's tongue.Evan Harrington, Complete|George Meredith
If the police arrest them, he knocks them down, is taken to the lockup, and joyfully foots the bills.The Art of Money Getting|P. T. Barnum
They were to make these arrests and put them in the lockup here, and take them to Wilkes-Barre.
About all he was good for was keeping a blurred eye on the lockup and running in drunks.Arm of the Law|Harry Harrison
"Then take me back to the Gonzales lockup," muttered Stiger.For the Liberty of Texas|Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for lockup
Idioms and Phrases with lockup
Close a house or place of work, fastening all the doors and windows, as in The attendant locks up at eleven o'clock every night, or Did you remind Abby to lock up? [Late 1500s]
Invest in something not easily converted into cash, as in Most of their assets were locked up in real estate. [Late 1600s]
lock someone up. Confine or imprison someone, as in The princes were locked up in the Tower of London. [c. 1300]