lock sth away

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

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • ˌlock sth aˈway — phrasal verb to put something in a place or container that you fasten with a lock Valuable items should be locked away.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • lock*/*/ — [lɒk] verb [I/T] I 1) to fasten something such as a door with a key, or to be fastened with a key Ant: unlock Have you locked the car?[/ex] This drawer won t lock.[/ex] She locked the documents in the safe.[/ex] 2) to become fixed in one position …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • lock — lock1 W3S2 [lɔk US la:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(fasten something)¦ 2¦(keep in a safe place)¦ 3¦(fixed position)¦ 4¦(fixed situation)¦ 5 be locked in battle/combat/dispute etc 6 lock arms 7 lock horns (with somebody) Phrasal verbs  lock… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lock — 1 verb 1 FASTEN SOMETHING (I, T) to fasten something with a lock or be fastened with a lock: Did you lock the car? I can t get the door to lock. 2 PUT STH IN A SAFE PLACE (transitive always + adv/prep) to put something in a safe place and lock… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lock up — verb 1. secure by locking (Freq. 3) lock up the house before you go on vacation • Derivationally related forms: ↑lockup • Hypernyms: ↑fasten, ↑fix, ↑secure • …   Useful english dictionary

  • lock — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 fastening device ADJECTIVE ▪ combination, cylinder, deadbolt (esp. AmE), mortise, Yale™ (BrE) ▪ The hotels replaced their mortise locks on guest rooms with magnetic card readers …   Collocations dictionary

  • eye — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ left, right ▪ amber, blue, brown, dark, golden, green, grey/gray …   Collocations dictionary

  • box — noun 1 container ADJECTIVE ▪ rectangular, square ▪ upturned (esp. BrE) ▪ They were sitting around the fire on upturned boxes. ▪ empty ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • close — close1 W1S1 [kləuz US klouz] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(shut)¦ 2¦(move parts together)¦ 3¦(shut for period of time)¦ 4¦(stop operating)¦ 5¦(end)¦ 6 close an account 7¦(in money markets)¦ 8 close a deal/sale/contract etc 9¦(offer finishes)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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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