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Meaning of “lock sth away” in the English Dictionary

"lock sth away" in British English

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lock sth away

phrasal verb with lock uk   /lɒk/  us   /lɑːk/ verb
B2 to put something in a ​safeplace and ​lock the ​door in ​order that someone ​else cannot get it: If you ​keepvaluables in ​yourhouse, ​lock them away ​somewheresafe.
(Definition of lock sth away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lock sth away" in Business English

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lock sth away

informal
phrasal verb with lock uk   us   /lɒk/ verb
to put ​money in a ​place where it is not ​available to you for a ​longperiod: lock sth away for 5 years/20 years, etc. We ​asked three ​financialadvisers what they would ​recommend for someone who is prepared to ​lock the ​money away for 10 to 15 ​years. Bonds ​lockmoney away for between one and five ​years but tend to ​payhigherrates 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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