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lock on

Signifies that a tracking or target-seeking system is continuously and automatically tracking a target in one or more coordinates (e.g., range, bearing, elevation).
Translations

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vi (spaceship etc)gekoppelt werden (to mit); the radio automatically locks onto a channeldas Radio hat automatische Feineinstellung; the missile locks onto its targetdas Geschoss richtet sich auf das Ziel
vt sep radio, scannereinstellen (→ to auf +acc); with a padlock he locked the extra piece oner befestigte das zusätzliche Stück mit einem Anhängeschloss
References in classic literature ?
This the white-haired man told me was to be my apartment; and the inner door, which "for fear of accidents," he said, he would lock on the other side, was my limit inward.
She would be perfectly safe, he said, as he had just put a new Yale lock on the front door.
It is, I suppose, Boulter's not even excepted, the busiest lock on the river.