lock sb out Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Definition of “lock sb out” - English Dictionary

"lock sb out" in British English

See all translations

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 Learners 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…
What is the pronunciation of lock sb out?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“lock sb out” in English

Word of the Day


peaceful, quiet, and without worry

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

climate justice noun
climate justice noun
October 12, 2015
the holding to account of those responsible for climate change and reparation for those most affected by it I just finished reading the pope’s message to the world on climate justice.I feel energized and have joined a group of people at my church, St. Joseph University Parish, who feel the same.

Read More