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English definition of “lock sb in”

lock sb in

phrasal verb with lock     /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 her self in. He was locked in his bedroom as a punishment .Locking and bolting to prevent someone from ending or changing a financial arrangement : Most phone contracts lock you in for a fixed period . → See also lock-in
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