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Meaning of “lock sb in” in the English Dictionary

"lock sb in" in British English

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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 ​financialarrangement: Most ​cellphonecontractslock you in for a ​fixedperiod.
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(Definition of lock sb in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lock sb in”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把(某人)锁在屋子里,将(某人)关起来…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把(某人)鎖在屋子裡,將(某人)關起來…
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