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English definition of “lock-up”

lock-up

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 time Prisons and parts of prisons mainly UK a building where objects , especially a car , can be safely kept Buildings for storing things
(Definition of lock-up noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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