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lock sth away

phrasal verb with lock uk   /lɒk/ us   /lɑːk/ verb
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lock sth away

informal
phrasal verb with lock uk   /lɒk/ us   verb
to put money in a place where it is not available to you for a long period: lock sth away for 5 years/20 years, etc. We asked three financial advisers what they would recommend for someone who is prepared to lock the money away for 10 to 15 years. Bonds lock money away for between one and five years but tend to pay higher rates of interest than instant-access accounts.
(Definition of lock sth away from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lock sth away”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…锁起来,将…妥善保管…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…鎖起來,將…妥善保管…
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