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be locked in sth

verb uk phrasal verb with lock   /lɒk/ us    /lɑːk/
to be prevented from moving by something: We were locked in traffic for over two hours on the way home. If you are locked in a situation or process, it is impossible for you to escape or make progress from it: Both parties wish to avoid being locked in discussions that will resolve nothing.
Translations of “be locked in sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 被…困住,受到…阻礙, 陷入…而停滯不前…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被…困住,受到…阻碍, 陷入…而停滞不前…
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