Lock Up

Pronunciation of Lock Up
/lˈɒk ˈʌp/, /lˈɒk ˈʌp/, /l_ˈɒ_k ˈʌ_p/

Synonyms for lock up:

coop (noun)

birdcage, enclosure, pound, lock-up.

acquire (verb)

access, achieve, amass, annex, attain, bring in, buy, catch, collect, cop, corral, earn, gain, gather, get, get hold of, grab, have, hustle, land, procure, rack up, secure, snag, take, wangle, win, pick up, latch onto, scare up, take possession of, get hands on.

affirm (verb)

assert, asseverate, attest, aver, avouch, avow, certify, cinch, clinch, confirm, declare, guarantee, ice, insist, maintain, nail down, okay, predicate, profess, pronounce, ratify, repeat, set, state, swear, testify, vouch, witness, put on ice, cross heart, have a lock on, say so, swear on bible, swear up and down, rubber-stamp.

assure (verb)

complete, ensure, insure, lock, make sure, seal, lock on.

bind (verb)

compel, confine, constrain, detain, engage, enslave, force, hamper, hinder, indenture, necessitate, oblige, prescribe, require, restrain, restrict, yoke, hogtie, put half nelson on, put lock on.

cage (verb)

close in, coop up, enclose, envelop, fence in, hem, immure, impound, imprison, incarcerate, jail, mew, pen, shut up, shut in.

coop (verb)

cage, hem in, intern, keep, trap, hold captive, hold prisoner, put under lock and key.

enclose (verb)

block off, blockade, bound, box up, circle, circumscribe, coop, cover, encase, encircle, encompass, enfold, enshroud, environ, fence, hedge, imbue, implant, induct, insert, limit, lock in, veil, wall in, wrap, Mure, set apart, fence off.

ensure (verb)

arrange, assure, effect, establish, guard, protect, provide, safeguard, set out, warrant, make certain, make safe.

forbid (verb)

ban, block, censor, check, debar, deprive, embargo, enjoin, forestall, freeze, hold up, impede, inhibit, interdict, nix, obstruct, obviate, oppose, preclude, prevent, proscribe, rule out, shut down, shut out, spike, stymie, taboo, withhold, Forfend, declare illegal, put the chill on, say no.

get (verb)

accomplish, acquire, bag, bring, build up, buy into, buy off, buy out, capture, cash in on, chalk up, clean up, clear, come by, compass, draw, educe, elicit, evoke, extort, extract, fetch, glean, inherit, make, net, obtain, parlay, pull, realize, reap, receive, score, snap up, snowball, make a killing, make a buy, succeed to.

have (verb)

accept, bear, carry, corner, enjoy, hog, hold, occupy, own, possess, retain, take in, sit on, teem with, have in hand, latch on to.

hide (verb)

adumbrate, bury, cache, camouflage, cloak, curtain, disguise, dissemble, ditch, duck, eclipse, ensconce, harbor, hold back, hole up, hush up, lie low, mask, obscure, plant, reserve, salt away, screen, secrete, shadow, shelter, shield, shroud, smuggle, squirrel, stash, stifle, suppress, tuck away, blot out, stow away, keep from, keep secret, put out of the way, go underground, go into hiding, not give away, not tell, take cover.

hold (verb)

adhere, arrest, bind, bottle up, cherish, clasp, cleave, clench, cling, clutch, contain, cork up, cradle, embrace, grip, handle, hang on, hug, keep out, nourish, palm, press, seize, squeeze, stay put, stick, trammel, vise, wield, wring, fondle, freeze to, keep close, not let go, put a lock on.

immobilize (verb)

idle, bring to a screeching halt.

imprison (verb)

apprehend, bastille, bridle, cage, closet, collar, commit, condemn, confine, curb, fence, fetter, handcuff, harness, impound, imprison, incarcerate, jail, manacle, nab, occlude, put away, put behind bars, rail in, remand, sentence, shackle, stockade, tether, straight jacket, send up, take prisoner, keep in custody, send to prison, hold hostage, hold in custody, keep captive.

incarcerate (verb)

book, railroad, settle, slough, take away, send up the river, throw book at.

jail (verb)

can, prison, sentence, throw the book at, throw away the keys, throw in dungeon.

mew (verb)


monopolize (verb)

absorb, bogart, consume, copyright, devour, employ, engross, keep to oneself, manage, patent, syndicate, take over, utilize, take up, sew up, corner the market, own exclusively, exercise control.

possess (verb)

control, dominate, be blessed with, be born with, be endowed with, have to name, take possession.

prohibit (verb)

box in, cool, cork, forbid, gridlock, outlaw, pass on, zing, hang up, put down, tie up, throw cold water on, kill, bring to screeching halt, jam up, keep lid on, put a stopper in, put chill on.

put away (verb)


restrain (verb)

bridle, chain, choke back, crack down, curtail, delimit, deter, direct, fetter, gag, govern, guide, handicap, harness, keep down, keep in line, manacle, muzzle, pinion, pull back, stay, subdue, tie down.

secure (verb)

adjust, anchor, batten down, bolt, button, cement, clamp, close, fasten, fix, grasp, hitch, hook, hook on, lash, moor, nail, padlock, rivet, tack, tie, tighten, make fast, button down.

stash (verb)

conceal, occult.

store (verb)

accumulate, bank, bin, bottle, cumulate, garner, hide, hive, hoard, hutch, lay away, lock away, mothball, pack, park, put, roll up, save, stock, stockpile, treasure, victual, warehouse, lay up, put by, sock away, pack away, deposit, keep in reserve, put in storage, save for rainy day.

tie/tie up (verb)

clog, delay, hog-tie, leash, shackle, Entrammel, tie one's hands.

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Rhymes for lock up:

  • chok, glock, blok, mock, kroc, clock, wok, och, roc, doc, shock, hock, croc, nock, trupp, hoc, crock, broc, tock, locke, frock, floc, spock, lok, rupp, brock, mok, kloc, block, caulk, jacques, roch, sock, bach, bloch, flock, jock, poch, bloc, hoch, up, schlock, krock, rock, hupp, bok, stock, cup, vlok, pup, krupp, smock, sup, lock, sok, mach, chalk, pock, loch, bock, chock, upp, walk, brok, haak, kok, yup, boch, knock, dock;
  • iraq, isaak, bangkok, o'clock, restock, unlock, undock;
  • interlock, overstock, antiknock;

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