In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(valuables) guardar bajo llave(person) encerrar
1.2(shop/house) cerrar con llave
1.3(capital) atarmy money is locked up in the business — mi dinero está atado / metido en el negocio
1.4US informal (make sure of)asegurarhe has the appointment locked up — tiene el nombramiento en el bote informal
2cerrar (con llave)
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