lock in


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Related to lock in: Lock in amplifier, Lock In Period
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lock in - close with or as if with a tight seal; "This vacuum pack locks in the flavor!"
confine - prevent from leaving or from being removed
2.lock in - place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe"
confine - prevent from leaving or from being removed
Translations
يُقْفِل الباب على
zamknout
låse inde
læsa inni
kilitlenip/kilitleyip içerde kalmak

w>lock in

vt sep
(= shut in) person, animaleinschließen; to be locked ineingesperrt sein
we’re locked into this supplierwir sind an diesen Lieferanten gebunden; I don’t want to get myself locked inich will mich nicht zu sehr binden; to lock in on an ideasich in eine Idee verbeißen

lock1

(lok) noun
1. a mechanism for fastening doors etc. He put the key in the lock.
2. a closed part of a canal for raising or lowering boats to a higher or lower part of the canal.
3. the part of a gun by which it is fired.
4. a tight hold (in wrestling etc).
verb
to fasten or become fastened with a lock. She locked the drawer; This door doesn't lock.
ˈlocker noun
a small cupboard, especially for sports equipment.
ˈlocket (-kit) noun
a little ornamental case hung round the neck. a gold locket containing a piece of his hair.
ˈlocksmith noun
a person who makes and mends locks.
lock in
to prevent from getting out of a building etc by using a lock. She found she was locked in, and had to climb out of the window.
lock out
to prevent from getting into a building etc by using a lock. Don't lock yourself out (of the house) by forgetting to take your key with you.
lock up
1. to confine or prevent from leaving or being taken away by using a lock. to lock up a prisoner / one's jewellery.
2. to lock whatever should be locked. He locked up and left the shop about 5.30 p.m.
References in classic literature ?
I closed the door, and rolled a stone to assist the loosened lock in holding it; and spreading my umbrella, I drew my charge underneath: for the rain began to drive through the moaning branches of the trees, and warned us to avoid delay.
Such a tiny keyhole as now defied me had opened the way to the intricate lock in that other door.
Rate-lock extensions represent super-efficiency because they improve the borrower's ability to exercise a lock in his/her favor to the lender's detriment.