Quick answer
"Frozen" is an adjective which is often translated as "congelado", and "lock up" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "guardar bajo llave". Learn more about the difference between "frozen" and "lock up" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (solid)
a. congelado
The beer that we left outside overnight is now frozen.La cerveza que dejamos afuera durante la noche está congelada.
2. (very cold)
a. helado
This office is so cold that my hands are frozen.Esta oficina está tan fría que tengo las manos heladas.
b. congelado
You don't have a jacket? You must be frozen!¿No tienes una chaqueta? ¡Debes estar congelada!
3. (finance)
a. congelado
Our frozen assets cannot be touched until the year 2030.Nuestros activos congelados no se pueden tocar hasta el año 2030.
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lock up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to store in a locked place)
a. guardar bajo llave (documents or valuables)
Sally locked the passports up in the safe at the hotel.Sally guardó los pasaportes bajo llave en la caja fuerte en el hotel.
2. (to imprison)
a. encerrar
The dictator locked up all his political opponentsEl dictador encerró a todos sus rivales políticos.
b. meter en la cárcel
Personally I would lock him up and throw away the key.Personalmente lo metería en la cárcel y tiraría la llave a la basura.
c. meter entre rejas
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The authorities locked this poor guy up for 12 years for something he didn't do.Las autoridades metieron entre rejas por 12 años a este pobre tipo por algo que no hizo.
3. (to make secure)
a. cerrar con llave (a house or building)
The caretaker was locking the school up as I left.El conserje estaba cerrando el colegio con llave cuando yo me fui.
4. (finance)
a. inmovilizar
The family had locked all their savings up in investment funds.La familia había inmovilizado todos sus ahorros en fondos de inversión.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
5. (to secure a property)
a. cerrar con llave
Did you remember to lock up?¿Te acordaste de cerrar con llave?
b. echar la llave
I locked up, set the alarm and put the key in my pocket.Eché la llave, conecté la alarma y me puse la llave en el bolsillo.
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