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book up

To reserve all available spots or options. A noun can be used between "book" and "up" or after "up." Well, that hotel is all booked up, so we'll have to look for a room somewhere else.
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book something up

to reserve all the available places. The travel agency booked all the good seats up. Who booked up all these seats?
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book up

v.
To reserve all the available places or times, such as seats, rooms, or appointment hours, from something or someone: We couldn't get a place to sit because someone had booked up the entire restaurant. There are only two small hotels on the island, and their regular customers book them up a year in advance. You'll never get an appointment; the doctor is booked up through the next month.
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