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English definition of “lock sb into sth”

lock sb into sth

phrasal verb with lock     /lɒk/ US  /lɑːk/ verb
to prevent a person or organization from ending or changing an agreement or financial arrangement : The gas company is locked into long-term supply contracts .Plans and arrangements
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