(third-person singular simple present lawyers up, present participle lawyering up, simple past and past participle lawyered up)
- (intransitive, chiefly US, informal) To exercise one's right to legal representation, especially on the occasion of refusing to answer law-enforcement officials' questions without the presence of such legal representation.
- Lawyer up, delete Facebook, hit the gym.
- (intransitive, chiefly US, informal, business) To conduct matters in accord with legal formalities or so as to avoid legal risk.
- Whenever we do business with those guys, we lawyer up to protect ourselves.
- (informal, business) To arrange in a way reflecting legal advice.
- By the time we finished lawyering up the agreement, we didn't want to sign it.