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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).
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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
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It uses a simple webbing and buckle hook-up with cam action for secure lock on the tree, and it features a comfortable backrest, a foam-padded 13x20-inch fold-up seat, and independent fold-up arm rests.