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be locked in sth

phrasal verb with lock uk   /lɒk/  us   /lɑːk/ verb
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 ​partieswish to ​avoid being ​locked in ​discussions that will ​resolve nothing.
(Definition of be locked in sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be locked in sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 被…困住,受到…阻碍, 陷入…而停滞不前…
in Chinese (Traditional) 被…困住,受到…阻礙, 陷入…而停滯不前…
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