Meaning of “lock sb into sth” in the English Dictionary

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lock sb into sth

phrasal verb with lock uk /lɒk/ us verb

to prevent a person or organization from leaving a legal or financial agreement:

The gas company is locked into long-term supply contracts.
Be careful not to lock yourself into a pile of financial commitments and a salary that only rises once a year.

(Definition of “lock sb into sth ” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)