lock sb out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “lock sb out” in the English Dictionary

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lock sb out

phrasal verb with lock uk   /lɒk/  us   /lɑːk/ verb

lock sb out (STOP ENTERING)

B2 to ​prevent someone from ​entering a ​building or ​room by ​locking the ​door: He had to ​break into the ​house because his ​girlfriend had ​locked him out.

lock sb out (STOP WORKING)

usually disapproving to ​preventworkers from ​enteringtheirplace of ​work until they ​agree to ​particularconditions given by the ​employer: Management has ​threatened to ​lock out the ​workforce if they do not ​accept the ​proposedchanges in ​workingmethods.
(Definition of lock sb out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lock sb out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 停止进入, 将(某人)锁在门外…
in Chinese (Traditional) 停止進入, 將(某人)鎖在門外…
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