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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylock into
he/she/itlocks into
present participlelocking into
past tenselocked into
past participlelocked into
  1. lock someone/something into something to involve someone or something in a system, plan etc in such a way that they cannot easily escape from it

    The currency is now locked into the European Monetary System.

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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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