lock sth away

UK US lock sth away
Phrasal Verb with lock({{}}/lɒk/ verb
INFORMAL
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.

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Bonds lock money away for between one and five years but tend to pay higher rates of interest than instant-access accounts.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • pick — 1 /pIk/ verb (T) 1 CHOOSE STH to choose someone or something good or suitable from a group or range of people or things: Students have to pick three courses from a list of 15. | Let me pick a few examples at random. | pick your words (=be careful …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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