When you “Lock Up”, you remain calm in conflicting situations or you conceal your true intentions so as to avoid embarrassment, awkwardness and the likes. This is a Nigerian (Warri) slang.
#1. She was giving me an attitude so I locked up.
#2. As some guys enter the area dey looseguard I just lock up.
by jeZZZe February 25, 2019
Nigerian Pidgin term meaning Not to Show or Not Showing Concern Towards A Situation Or Somebody
See as tega just Lock Up when den be dey beat me
by Cold Switch February 5, 2020
Locked up is when you are imprisoned in jail, or in a place where you can not get out.
Yo, G-Unit! Yo, man; did ya hear? Big Jiggly got himself LOCKED UP the other day for doin a rash cram on da govoner's daughta.
by Dr. Pavordney November 26, 2004
(For dudes only) to hook up with a chick after just meeting her. also, to be able to charm the SHIT outta that chock to the point where she is under your thumb.
Man, me and Hobbs were at the bar last night, and he was just fuckin' lockin' 'em up!!!
by Zaggs June 22, 2005
a term used to describe someone who is currently in jail.
He won't be able to meet us for a few years, he's locked up!
by eMJayDee March 25, 2006
term used in the crack cocaine trade which refers to cocaine getting hard when cooked. When boiled cocaine oils rise to the surface of the water and then ice is added at which point the cocaine gets hard or "locks up"
I bought a kilo from that guy the other day and when I cooked it it wouldn't lock up.
by Lbs. May 30, 2008
noun. Also known as a jail.
When you get arrested you get thrown in lock up
Dammmn. He's in lock up for 3 months cuz he stole from his friends house.
by britlin June 30, 2003