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noun [C]     /ˈlɒk.ʌp/ US  /ˈlɑː.kʌp/
a small room, used as a prison, usually in a small town, in which criminals can be kept for a short timePrisons and parts of prisons mainly UK a building where objects, especially a car, can be safely keptBuildings for storing things
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