To lock into

Lock Lock, v. i. To become fast, as by means of a lock or by interlacing; as, the door locks close. [1913 Webster]

When it locked none might through it pass. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{To lock into}, to fit or slide into; as, they lock into each other. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lock into — ˌlock ˈinto [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they lock into he/she/it locks into present participle locking into past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • lock into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms lock into : present tense I/you/we/they lock into he/she/it locks into present participle locking into past tense locked into past participle locked into lock someone/something into something to involve… …   English dictionary

  • lock into — /ˌlɒk ɪntə/, lock in /ˌlɒk ɪn/ verb to be fixed to a certain interest rate or exchange rate ● By buying francs forward the company is in effect locking itself into a pound franc exchange rate of 10.06. ♦ to lock in profits to take profits, to… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Lock — Lock, v. i. To become fast, as by means of a lock or by interlacing; as, the door locks close. [1913 Webster] When it locked none might through it pass. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {To lock into}, to fit or slide into; as, they lock into each other.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lock — lock1 lockless, adj. /lok/, n. 1. a device for securing a door, gate, lid, drawer, or the like in position when closed, consisting of a bolt or system of bolts propelled and withdrawn by a mechanism operated by a key, dial, etc. 2. a contrivance… …   Universalium

  • lock — lock1 [ lak ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to fasten something such as a door or a container, usually with a key, so that other people cannot open it: John went out and locked the door behind him. Have you locked the car? lock something in something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lock — Used in the context of general equities. Make a market both ways ( bid and offer) either on the bid, offering, or an in between price only. Locking on the offering occurs to attract a seller, since the trader is willing to pay (and ask) the… …   Financial and business terms

  • lock — I. /lɒk / (say lok) noun 1. a device for securing a door, gate, lid, drawer, or the like in position when closed, consisting of a bolt or system of bolts propelled and withdrawn by a mechanism operated by a key, dial, etc. 2. a. a device to keep… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lock — I UK [lɒk] / US [lɑk] verb Word forms lock : present tense I/you/we/they lock he/she/it locks present participle locking past tense locked past participle locked *** 1) a) [transitive] to fasten something such as a door or a container, usually… …   English dictionary

  • lock — I [[t]lɒk[/t]] n. 1) bui a device for securing a door, gate, lid, drawer, or the like when closed, consisting of a bolt or system of bolts propelled and withdrawn by a mechanism operated by a key, dial, etc 2) bui any contrivance for fastening or …   From formal English to slang

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