lock sb in Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "lock sb in" - English Dictionary

See all translations

lock sb in

phrasal verb with lock uk   /lɒk/  us   /lɑːk/ verb
B2 to prevent someone from leaving a room or building by locking the door: She stormed off to her bedroom and locked herself in. He was locked in his bedroom as a punishment. to prevent someone from ending or changing a financial arrangement: Most cell phone contracts lock you in for a fixed period.
See also
Translations of “lock sb in”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把(某人)鎖在屋子裡,將(某人)關起來…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把(某人)锁在屋子里,将(某人)关起来…
(Definition of lock sb in from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of lock sb in?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
child benefit

money received regularly by families from the government to help pay for the costs of taking care of children

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More